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Definition of "turbine" []

  • Any of various machines in which the kinetic energy of a moving fluid is converted to mechanical power by the impulse or reaction of the fluid with a series of buckets, paddles, or blades arrayed about the circumference of a wheel or cylinder. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "turbine" in a sentence
  • "What I said was that if the specification for "turbine" is false, then we have nothing to hang the design inference on, it may be designed, but there is no empirical reason for saying so since there is no specification."
  • "Gibbs quipped that when it came to other renewable projects, "I doubt a small wind turbine is in the offing.""
  • "The bladeless wind turbine is completely enclosed in a relatively small compact unit."