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synchronous motor

noun, Electricity
1.
a synchronous machine that acts as a motor.
Origin of synchronous motor
1900-1905
1900-05
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  • The principle of the synchronous motor is illustrated in Fig. 447.

    Physics Willis Eugene Tower
  • In practice the synchronous motor has a number of pairs of field poles.

    Physics Willis Eugene Tower
  • In a synchronous motor the armature reaches the 90 degree position at the exact instant at which the current reverses in the line.

    Physics Willis Eugene Tower
  • This connects up the two armature coils in series, and the motor will then run as a synchronous motor.

  • A synchronous motor is one that keeps step with the alterations of an alternating current.

    Physics Willis Eugene Tower
British Dictionary definitions for synchronous motor

synchronous motor

noun
1.
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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