E*lec`tro*mo"tor\, n. [Cf. F. ['e]lectromoteur.]

1. (Physics) A mover or exciter of electricity; as apparatus for generating a current of electricity.

2. (Mech.) An apparatus or machine for producing motion and mechanical effects by the action of electricity; an electro-magnetic engine.
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