electric generator

Definitions

General Science

  • noun a device which produces electricity

Construction

  • A mechanism that transforms mechanical power intoelectrical power.

Electronics

  • A device which converts mechanical energy into electrical energy. Such a device is usually rotary, and may, for instance, utilize magnetic flux to convert angular displacement into electricity. Also called dynamo, or generator (2).
  • A device which converts another form of energy into electrical energy. Examples include dynamos, batteries, and oscillators. Also called generator (3).
  • synonymelectrical generator
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