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linear induction motor

noun, Electricity, Railroads.
1.
an electric motor in which a movable part moves in a straight line, with power being supplied by a varying magnetic field set up by a fixed part of the system, as a metal rail on the ground.
Also, linear-induction motor.
Also called linear motor.
Compare induction motor.
Origin
1965-1970
1965-70
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