electric motor

Definitions

General Science

  • noun a device for turning electrical energy into mechanical energy

Cars & Driving

  • noun a machine which changes electrical energy into usually rotational motion

Electronics

  • A device or machine which converts electrical energy into mechanical energy, usually torque. Its source of power may be DC or AC. An example is an AC induction motor, such as that utilized in many household appliances. Also called electrical motor, or motor (1).
  • synonymelectrical motor
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