gas turbine


: an internal combustion engine in which expanding gases from the combustion chamber drive the blades of a turbine

Examples of gas turbine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Another project would spend $211 million to install smaller gas turbine systems at We Energies' Paris Generating Station in Racine County. Karl Ebert, Journal Sentinel, 4 Mar. 2024 While the 50% efficiency of modern jet engines is amazing and modern gas turbine aviation engines see that efficiency at optimal speeds, battery electric aviation drive trains are 95% efficient. Michael Barnard, Forbes, 2 Mar. 2024 David was a welder and mechanic on steam and gas turbines, and was a gifted athlete, his obituary said. Liam Quinn, Peoplemag, 2 Nov. 2023 Professor Moin talked about how progress in CFD—besides creating greater speed and accuracy—now allows simulation of whole machines rather than just tiny parts, as in the GE gas turbine example shared earlier. Patrick Moorhead, Forbes, 23 Feb. 2024 Once airborne, a gas turbine augments the battery's electric power, promising to boost the 62-mile (100 km) range to 250 miles (400 km). Evan Williams, Ars Technica, 31 Oct. 2023 Siemens Energy needs the guarantees to win new large-scale contracts to build transmission networks and gas turbines. Wilfried Eckl-Dorna, Fortune, 26 Oct. 2023 The gas can power fuel-cell vehicles or gas turbines; it can be used directly in chemical processes or converted with CO2 to produce methane, methanol, and other substitutes for fossil fuels. Matthias Mueller, IEEE Spectrum, 19 Aug. 2023 Instead of firing up gas turbine generators, energy can be quickly drawn from the batteries, saving money. Alex Demarban, Anchorage Daily News, 13 July 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1904, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of gas turbine was in 1904

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“Gas turbine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

gas turbine

: an engine in which gases produced by burning fuel are used to spin blades connected to a drive shaft

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