selsyn

noun

ˈselˌsin
plural -s
: a system comprising a generator and a motor connected by a multiple wire circuit of appreciable length, transmitting currents that turn the motor simultaneously to the same relative position as existing or established for the generator, and repeating instrument indications and valve settings remotely

called also synchro

Word History

Etymology

self-synchronous

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“Selsyn.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/selsyn. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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