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ro·tor

 (rō′tər)
n.
1. A rotating part of an electrical or mechanical device.
2. An assembly of rotating horizontal airfoils, as that of a helicopter.

[Contraction of rotator.]
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rotor

(ˈrəʊtə)
n
1. (General Engineering) the rotating member of a machine or device, esp the armature of a motor or generator or the rotating assembly of a turbine. Compare stator
2. (Aeronautics) a device having blades radiating from a central hub that is rotated to produce thrust to lift and propel a helicopter
3. (Automotive Engineering) the revolving arm of the distributor of an internal-combustion engine
4. (Physical Geography) a violent rolling wave of air occurring in the lee of a mountain or hill, in which the air rotates about a horizontal axis
[C20: shortened form of rotator]
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ro•tor

(ˈroʊ tər)

n.
1. a rotating member of a mechanical or electrical device, as in an electric motor or distributor. Compare stator.
2. a system of rotating airfoils, as the horizontal ones of a helicopter or of the compressor of a jet engine.
[1873; short for rotator]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rotor - the rotating armature of a motor or generatorrotor - the rotating armature of a motor or generator
armature - coil in which voltage is induced by motion through a magnetic field
electric motor - a motor that converts electricity to mechanical work
generator - engine that converts mechanical energy into electrical energy by electromagnetic induction
turbine - rotary engine in which the kinetic energy of a moving fluid is converted into mechanical energy by causing a bladed rotor to rotate
stator, stator coil - mechanical device consisting of the stationary part of a motor or generator in or around which the rotor revolves
2.rotor - the revolving bar of a distributor
bar - a rigid piece of metal or wood; usually used as a fastening or obstruction or weapon; "there were bars in the windows to prevent escape"
electrical distributor, distributer, distributor - electrical device that distributes voltage to the spark plugs of a gasoline engine in the order of the firing sequence
3.rotor - rotating mechanism consisting of an assembly of rotating airfoils; "there are horizontal rotors on a helicopter or compressor rotors in a jet engine"
eggbeater, helicopter, whirlybird, chopper - an aircraft without wings that obtains its lift from the rotation of overhead blades
impeller - the blade of a rotor (as in the compressor of a jet engine)
jet engine - a gas turbine produces a stream of hot gas that propels a jet plane by reaction propulsion
main rotor - rotor consisting of large rotating airfoils on a single-rotor helicopter that produce the lift to support the helicopter in the air
rotating mechanism - a mechanism that rotates
anti-torque rotor, tail rotor - rotor consisting of a rotating airfoil on the tail of a single-rotor helicopter; keeps the helicopter from spinning in the direction opposite to the rotation of the main rotor
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Translations
دَوّار في مُحَرِّك كَهْرُبائي
rotor
rotor
forgórész
snúîur; òyrill
rotorius
rotor
helikopter pervanesi

rotor

[ˈrəʊtəʳ]
A. Nrotor m
B. CPD rotor arm N (Aut) → rotor m
rotor blade Npaleta f de rotor
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rotor

[ˈrəʊtər] nrotor mrotor blade npale f de rotor
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rotor

n (Aviat, Elec, Aut) → Rotor m

rotor

:
rotor arm
nVerteilerfinger m
rotor blade
nFlügelblatt nt
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rotor

[ˈrəʊtəʳ] nrotore m
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

rotor

(ˈrəutə) noun
the rotating part of an engine, especially the blades of a helicopter.
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Founded in Hong Kong in 1999, Yuneek has a new Tornado model costing PS6,500 - guaranteed to keep flying even if one of its six rotor arms stops working.
In order to analyze anemometer transfer function (3) using the model developed to introduce the effects of the rotor arms, friction, and the aforementioned "inverse" distribution of the aerodynamic load on the cup, the anemometer factor, K, must be expressed as a function of 1/[OMEGA]:
It was cheaper buy Anyway, resisting the temptation to drift back into the romantic mists of time spent with my HT leads and feeler gauges, (you can Google it all), the point is that around 1970 the ability to impress with this sort of car mechanics knowledge began to fade with the introduction of solid state ignition systems and distributors and rotor arms started to become historical objects.