amplidyne

noun

am·​pli·​dyne
ˈampləˌdīn
plural -s
: a direct-current generator that by the use of compensating coils and a short circuit across two of its brushes precisely controls a large power output whenever a small power input is varied in the field winding of the generator

Word History

Etymology

amplifier + -dyne (from Greek dynamis power)

First Known Use

1940, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of amplidyne was in 1940

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“Amplidyne.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/amplidyne. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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