Rheotrope
Rheotrope Rhe"o*trope, n. [Gr. "rei^n to flow + ??? to turn.] (Elec.) An instrument for reversing the direction of an electric current. [Written also {reotrope}.] [1913 Webster]

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  • rheotrope — n. device for changing the direction of an electrical current (Electricity) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • rheotrope — rheo·trope …   English syllables

  • rheotrope — ˈrēə.ˌtrōp noun ( s) Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary rheo + trope : a commutator for reversing a current * * * rhēˈotrope noun A commutator for reversing an electric current • • • Main Entry: ↑rheo …   Useful english dictionary

  • reotrope — Rheotrope Rhe o*trope, n. [Gr. rei^n to flow + ??? to turn.] (Elec.) An instrument for reversing the direction of an electric current. [Written also {reotrope}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Reotrope — Re o*trope ( tr?p), n. (Physics) See {Rheotrope}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rheology —   n. study of flow of matter.    ♦ rheometer, n. instrument measuring or controlling currents.    ♦ rheophile, a. living in running water.    ♦ rheophore, n. wire connection of electrical apparatus.    ♦ rheoscope, n.galvanoscope.    ♦ rheostat,… …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • -trope — I. .ˌtrōp noun combining form ( s) Etymology: French, from Greek tropos turn, direction, way 1. : turn : change : affinity for …   Useful english dictionary

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