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

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Recent Examples on the Web Perfect for everything from filling tires to firing nailers, this compressor features an oil-free induction motor for long life and optimum performance. Jon Langston, Car and Driver, 26 Oct. 2022 Electric pressure washers are designed with either a universal motor or an induction motor. Mike Richard, Men's Health, 17 Oct. 2022 Tesla was one of the most prolific and imaginative inventors of the 20th century; his resumé includes the alternating current, induction motor, and many other concepts that remained theoretical for decades after his death. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 29 Oct. 2021 The front axle will use an induction motor, giving this ID.4 a total power output of 225kW (302hp). Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, 23 Sep. 2020 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, 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, 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, 22 Apr. 2018 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1897, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of induction motor was in 1897

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“Induction motor.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

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