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electric motor

noun
1.
motor (def 4).
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90
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  • At slow speeds, it runs only on an electric motor powered by the ship's auxiliary turbine.
  • But in some applications, it seems, they could give the venerable electric motor a run for its money.
  • The electric motor can suck electricity much faster than the old type lithium-ion cell can provide it.
  • Similarly, scientists instinctively recognize design when they see computer code or an electric motor.
  • The small combustion engine uses an electric generator and a super-powered electric motor to drive the propeller.
  • Hybrid cars, which run on a combination of a gasoline engine and an electric motor, are all the rage these days.
  • During normal travel, an electric motor powers the wheels.
  • Its quiet electric motor means it can get near to targets without their ever being aware of its presence.
  • Instead, there is a sensor on the gas pedal and a small electric motor on the throttle.
  • It was a prototype for the electric motor, using electricity to create motion.
British Dictionary definitions for electric motor

electric motor

noun
1.
a device that converts electrical energy to mechanical torque
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Encyclopedia Article for electric motor

motor, electric

any of a class of devices that convert electrical energy to mechanical energy, usually by employing electromagnetic phenomena.

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