substation

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noun sub·sta·tion \ˈsəb-ˌstā-shən\

Definition of substation

  1. :  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

1833

First Known Use of substation

1833


SUBSTATION Defined for English Language Learners

substation

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noun sub·sta·tion \ˈsəb-ˌstā-shən\

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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