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Alternator  n.  (Elec.) An electric generator or dynamo for producing alternating currents.

Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48

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"Alternator" Quotes from Famous Books

... trying the ultra-radio first. However, either course will take lots of power, so the first thing I've got to do is to build a power plant. I'm going to run a penstock up those falls, and put in a turbine, driving a high-tension alternator. Then, while I'm trying to build the ultra-radio, I'll be charging our accumulators, so that no time will be lost in case the radio fails. If it does fail—and remember I'm not counting on its working—of course I'll tackle the transmission and receptor ...
— Spacehounds of IPC • Edward Elmer Smith

... Shaw in the electrical rooms. And on the particular occasion we are now to describe Van Shaw had come into Walter's room one evening to ask him about a point in connection with some original work which had to do with the winding of a single phase alternator. ...
— The High Calling • Charles M. Sheldon

Words linked to "Alternator" :   car, motorcar, automobile, electrical system, machine

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