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A device that converts heat energy into work.
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(General Physics) an engine that converts heat energy into mechanical energy
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a mechanical device designed to transform part of the heat entering it into work.
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|Noun||1.||heat engine - any engine that makes use of heat to do work|
engine - motor that converts thermal energy to mechanical work
external-combustion engine - a heat engine in which ignition occurs outside the chamber (cylinder or turbine) in which heat is converted to mechanical energy
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