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synchronous motor

noun, Electricity
a synchronous machine that acts as a motor.
Origin of synchronous motor
1900-05 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for synchronous motor
  • The windings are used with a linear synchronous motor to power and brake the train.
  • The synchronous motor was one of only three made and it is the only one in existence today.
  • The drive consists of a three-speed synchronous motor a nd a, gear train providing suitable reduction in speed.
  • The down button is lowered which starts the synchronous motor which lowers the plunger at a constant rate.
  • Malfunction of the timer can be caused by decreased voltage supply or a worn synchronous motor.
  • Thus a synchronous motor is one which runs as a synchronous motor under normal running or load conditions.
  • The phase relationship in a synchronous motor depends only on the relative magnitude of the rotor and stator currents.
British Dictionary definitions for synchronous motor

synchronous motor

an alternating-current motor that runs at a speed that is equal to or is a multiple of the frequency of the supply
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