synchronous motor


Definition of synchronous motor

: an electric motor having a speed strictly proportional to the frequency of the operating current

Examples of synchronous motor in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web

Like the Bolt and Leaf, the Kona EV is front-wheel drive, with a 201hp (150kW), 291lb-ft (395Nm) permanent magnet synchronous motor coupled to a single-speed reduction gear. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "The new 2019 Hyundai Kona EV is a clever little electric crossover," 24 Oct. 2018 Propelled by electromagnetic linear synchronous motors, Electric Eel starts out with a forward-backward-forward launch before ascending to a signature upside down twist 15 stories in the sky. Brady Macdonald,, "SeaWorld’s Electric Eel coaster squeezes a lot of excitement into a tight space," 10 May 2018 About halfway through the ride, the train momentarily comes to a stop until linear synchronous motors launch it from 0 to 47 mph in 3 seconds. Arthur Levine, USA TODAY, "Silver Dollar City's Time Traveler coaster review," 1 Apr. 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'synchronous motor.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of synchronous motor

1897, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about synchronous motor

Statistics for synchronous motor

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for synchronous motor

The first known use of synchronous motor was in 1897

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on synchronous motor Encyclopedia article about synchronous motor

Comments on synchronous motor

What made you want to look up synchronous motor? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


something desired as essential

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

What's that Smell?! Quiz

  • wide eyed dog smelling rose
  • Someone who is hircine smells like a:
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?


Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!