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reaction turbine

noun
1.
a turbine driven by the reactive force of a fluid passing through the rotor blades.
Compare impulse turbine.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85
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  • All blades of the reaction turbine maintain constant contact with the water.
British Dictionary definitions for reaction turbine

reaction turbine

noun
1.
a turbine in which the working fluid is accelerated by expansion in both the static nozzles and the rotor blades. Torque is produced by the momentum changes in the rotor and by reaction from fluid accelerating out of the rotor Compare impulse turbine
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