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motor drive

noun
1.
a mechanical system, including an electric motor, used to operate a machine or machines.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10
Related forms
motor-driven
[moh-ter-driv-uh n] /ˈmoʊ tərˌdrɪv ən/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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Examples for motor-driven
  • In my house, they also keep a variety of motor-driven trains moving and a couple of little boys happy.
  • In many developing countries, industrial motor-driven systems are a large part of the electrical load.
British Dictionary definitions for motor-driven

motor drive

noun
1.
(photog) a battery-operated motorized system to give fast film advance between exposures Compare autowinder
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