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tur·bine

 (tûr′bĭn, -bīn′)
n.
Any of various machines in which the kinetic energy of a moving fluid is converted to mechanical power by the impulse or reaction of the fluid with a series of buckets, paddles, or blades arrayed about the circumference of a wheel or cylinder.

[French, from Latin turbō, turbin-, spinning top, perhaps from Greek turbē, turmoil.]
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turbine

(ˈtɜːbɪn; -baɪn)
n
(Mechanical Engineering) any of various types of machine in which the kinetic energy of a moving fluid is converted into mechanical energy by causing a bladed rotor to rotate. The moving fluid may be water, steam, air, or combustion products of a fuel. See also reaction turbine, impulse turbine, gas turbine
[C19: from French, from Latin turbō whirlwind, from turbāre to throw into confusion]
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tur•bine

(ˈtɜr bɪn, -baɪn)

n.
any of various machines having a rotor, usu. with vanes or blades, driven by the pressure or thrust of a moving fluid, as steam, water, hot gases, or air, either in the form of free jets or as a fluid filling a housing around the rotor.
[1815–25; < French < Latin turbin-, s. of turbō top, spindle, whirlwind; akin to turbid]
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turbine
An impulse turbine (top) rotates when the force of a stream of water hits cup-shaped buckets that are mounted around the perimeter of a rotor. In a reaction turbine (bottom), the pressure of the water being discharged from the nozzle forces the turbine to rotate in the direction opposite to the water's motion.

tur·bine

(tûr′bĭn, tûr′bīn′)
Any of various machines in which the kinetic energy of a moving fluid, such as water, steam, or gas, is converted to rotary motion.
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turbine

- Came from Latin turbo, "whirl, whirling thing."
See also related terms for whirl.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.turbine - rotary engine in which the kinetic energy of a moving fluid is converted into mechanical energy by causing a bladed rotor to rotateturbine - rotary engine in which the kinetic energy of a moving fluid is converted into mechanical energy by causing a bladed rotor to rotate
vane, blade - flat surface that rotates and pushes against air or water
gas turbine - turbine that converts the chemical energy of a liquid fuel into mechanical energy by internal combustion; gaseous products of the fuel (which is burned in compressed air) are expanded through a turbine
hydroelectric turbine - turbine consisting of a large and efficient version of a water wheel used to drive an electric generator
impulse turbine - a turbine that is driven by jets direct against the blades
reaction turbine - a turbine with blades arranged to develop torque from gradual decrease of steam pressure from inlet to exhaust
rotary engine - an internal-combustion engine in which power is transmitted directly to rotating components
rotor, rotor coil - the rotating armature of a motor or generator
stator, stator coil - mechanical device consisting of the stationary part of a motor or generator in or around which the rotor revolves
steam turbine - turbine in which steam strikes blades and makes them turn
wind turbine - a turbine that is driven by the wind
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Translations
مُحَرِّك بُخاري أو مائي
turbína
turbine
turbiini
turbina
túrbína, hverfill
タービン
turbina
turbīna
turbína

turbine

[ˈtɜːbaɪn] Nturbina f
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turbine

[ˈtɜːrbaɪn] nturbine f
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turbine

nTurbine f
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turbine

[ˈtɜːbaɪn] nturbina
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turbine

(ˈtəːbain) noun
a type of motor, operated by the action of water, steam, gas etc. a steam turbine.
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