induction motor

noun

Definition of induction motor

: an alternating-current motor in which torque is produced by the reaction between a varying magnetic field generated in the stator and the current induced in the coils of the rotor

Examples of induction motor in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Designed to accommodate future weapons such as railguns and lasers, the Zumwalts integrate feature an integrated power system consisting of two main turbine generators, two auxiliary turbine generators, and two 34.6MW advanced induction motors. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Navy Stealth Destroyer Gets a 15-Ton Engine Transplant," 5 Sep. 2018 By contrast, induction motors (which are much more common) use no magnets and rely on current flowing through the stator windings to induce a magnetic field, which leads to the rotation of the rotor. Megan Geuss, Ars Technica, "Toyota’s new magnet won’t depend on some key rare-earth minerals," 28 Feb. 2018 Why not go the whole hog and use the output of the transistors to drive what is known as an AC induction motor? The Economist, "Do electric cars dream of software fixes?," 22 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of induction motor

1897, in the meaning defined above

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“Induction motor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/induction%20motor. Accessed 26 Sep. 2020.

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