revolutions per minute

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Noun1.revolutions per minute - rate of revolution of a motorrevolutions per minute - rate of revolution of a motor; "the engine was doing 6000 revs"
rate - a magnitude or frequency relative to a time unit; "they traveled at a rate of 55 miles per hour"; "the rate of change was faster than expected"
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The British company claimed the ads were exaggerated when they said "140-watt sucking power" and "inverter motor speed at 115,000 revolutions per minute.
The product uses the patented Low Speed Technology System, which operates at just 80 revolutions per minute and uses only 150 watts of energy: typical "fast" juicers zoom along at from 1,000 to 24,000 revolutions per minute and use up to 1,500 watts of energy.
This turns the rotor from 60 and 120 revolutions per minute (without any gearing) with micrometer accuracy while generating more than 70 millinewton meters.
A polymer melt or polymer solution is placed in a heated container and rotated 500 to 50,000 revolutions per minute.
In the Sandia Cooler, the boundary layer of air that surrounds the cooling fins is subjected to a powerful centrifugal (to an observer in the rotating frame, where the boundary layer resides) pumping effect, providing an order-of-magnitude reduction in boundary layer thickness at a speed of a few thousand revolutions per minute.
VISITORS of all ages can get 'bodies on' with science this summer at the new Thinktank Science Garden in Birmingham, with exciting and inventive exhibits including an eight-metre high clanging 'Terminus' machine and a giant human-sized hamster wheel that has a top speed of 30 revolutions per minute.
With 500 micro-blades and a high speed rotary action of 780 revolutions per minute, Pedi Whiz quickly and comfortably eliminates hard, dead skin and calluses in thin layers, leaving your skin smooth, soft and undamaged.
It's bizarre Dr Bray thinks Cristiano Ronaldo was calculating the revolutions per minute of the ball every time he took a free kick.
The initial ball speed should be 60mph-70 mph and it must be spun at about 600 revolutions per minute if the ball is to move in flight.
The output spectrum ranges from 100 kilowatt (KW) to 50,000 KW and speeds of up to 20,000 revolutions per minute (rpm).
Change to a higher gear as soon as possible so that the engine operates at fewer revolutions per minute (rpm).
The barrel is added with 75 litres (20 gallons) of water and then spun at up to 45 revolutions per minute.