induction motor

a type of electric motor in which alternating current from a power source is fed through a primary winding and induces a current in a secondary winding, with the parts arranged so that the resulting magnetic field causes a movable rotor to rotate with respect to a fixed stator. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To induction motor
World English Dictionary
induction motor
a type of brushless electric motor in which an alternating supply fed to the windings of the stator creates a magnetic field that induces a current in the windings of the rotor. Rotation of the rotor results from the interaction of the magnetic field created by the rotor current with the field of the stator

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Example sentences
The magnetic field of the rotor in an induction motor is generated by an
  electric current flowing through its copper windings.
In the induction motor, the rotor has no direct connection to an external
  source of electricity.
The pump impeller attaches to the rotor shaft of the driving motor, which is an
  electric induction motor.
The difference between theoretical, or synchronous, speed and actual speed in
  an induction motor.
Copyright © 2014, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature