substation

noun sub·sta·tion \ ˈsəb-ˌstā-shən \
Updated on: 14 Apr 2018

Definition of substation

: a subordinate or subsidiary station: such as
a : a branch post office
b : a subsidiary station in which electric current is transformed
c : a police station serving a particular area

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First Known Use of substation

1833

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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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