Definition of substation
: a subordinate or subsidiary station: such asa : a branch post officeb : a subsidiary station in which electric current is transformedc : a police station serving a particular area
Recent Examples of substation from the Web
The theft occurred at the Entergy substation in the 1800 block of Julia Street.
A massive cemetery containing human bones and large funerary urns was found in western Managua by Nicaragua's National Electric Transmission Company, which had been digging a ditch for a substation intended to support the new stadium.
That outage was caused when a breaker failed at the Elkhorn Boulevard and Don Julio Boulevard substation.
Boise residents and college students now have a safe place to drop off unwanted medications and outdated prescriptions at the Boise Police Department’s campus substation, 2245 W. University Drive, police announced Friday.
Most of the lots held substation facilities, transformers and other utility equipment, all of which has been removed from the properties.
Among those standards is that all plants should have at least two independent power sources such as substations, with one power line from each.
Two locations are under consideration for the new substation, both along Pennsylvania Route 74, and dozens of potential routes for the connecting lines into Maryland are being studied.
Perkins wants a police substation on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard to be available for the public to go inside and ask questions or file complaints.
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First Known Use of substation
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Definition of substation for English Language Learners
: a place where the strength of electricity is changed as the electricity passes through on its way from the power plant to homes and businesses
: a police station that serves a particular area
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