selsyn


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sel·syn

 (sĕl′sĭn)
n.
A device by which angular movement or position in a generator is transmitted to a motor.

selsyn

(ˈsɛlsɪn)
n
(Electrical Engineering) another name for synchro
[from sel(f-) + syn(chronous)]
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Noun1.selsyn - a system consisting of a generator and a motor so connected that the motor will assume the same relative position as the generator; the generator and the motor are synchronized
system - instrumentality that combines interrelated interacting artifacts designed to work as a coherent entity; "he bought a new stereo system"; "the system consists of a motor and a small computer"
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