Magneto-electric machine
Magneto-electric Mag`net*o-e*lec"tric, Magneto-electrical Mag`net*o-e*lec"tric*al, a. (Physics) Pertaining to, or characterized by, electricity by the action of magnets; as, magneto-electric induction. [1913 Webster]

{Magneto-electric machine}, a form of dynamo-electric machine in which the field is maintained by permanent steel magnets instead of electro-magnets. [1913 Webster]


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  • Magneto-electric — Mag net*o e*lec tric, Magneto electrical Mag net*o e*lec tric*al, a. (Physics) Pertaining to, or characterized by, electricity by the action of magnets; as, magneto electric induction. [1913 Webster] {Magneto electric machine}, a form of dynamo… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Electric machine — Electric E*lec tric ([ e]*l[e^]k tr[i^]k), Electrical E*lec tric*al ([ e]*l[e^]k tr[i^]*kal), a. [L. electrum amber, a mixed metal, Gr. h lektron; akin to hle ktwr the beaming sun, cf. Skr. arc to beam, shine: cf. F. [ e]lectrique. The name came… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Magneto-electrical — Magneto electric Mag net*o e*lec tric, Magneto electrical Mag net*o e*lec tric*al, a. (Physics) Pertaining to, or characterized by, electricity by the action of magnets; as, magneto electric induction. [1913 Webster] {Magneto electric machine}, a …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • magneto — 1882, short for magneto electric machine (see MAGNETO (Cf. magneto )) …   Etymology dictionary

  • magneto — a shortened form of magneto electric machine, has the plural form magnetos …   Modern English usage

  • magneto — /mægˈnitoʊ / (say mag neetoh) noun (plural magnetos) a small generator of electric current induced by permanent magnetic poles, e.g. a hand operated generator for telephone signalling or the generator producing sparks in some internal combustion… …   Australian English dictionary

  • magneto — mag|ne|to [mægˈni:təu US tou] n plural magnetos [Date: 1800 1900; Origin: magneto electric machine] a piece of equipment containing one or more ↑magnets that is used for producing electricity, especially in the engine of a car …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Electric — E*lec tric ([ e]*l[e^]k tr[i^]k), Electrical E*lec tric*al ([ e]*l[e^]k tr[i^]*kal), a. [L. electrum amber, a mixed metal, Gr. h lektron; akin to hle ktwr the beaming sun, cf. Skr. arc to beam, shine: cf. F. [ e]lectrique. The name came from the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Electric aura — Electric E*lec tric ([ e]*l[e^]k tr[i^]k), Electrical E*lec tric*al ([ e]*l[e^]k tr[i^]*kal), a. [L. electrum amber, a mixed metal, Gr. h lektron; akin to hle ktwr the beaming sun, cf. Skr. arc to beam, shine: cf. F. [ e]lectrique. The name came… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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