Hydro-electric
Hydro-electric Hy`dro-e*lec"tric, a. [Hydro-, 1 + electric.] Pertaining to, employed in, or produced by, the evolution of electricity by means of a battery in which water or steam is used. [1913 Webster]

{Hydro-electric machine} (Physics), an apparatus invented by Sir William Armstrong of England for generating electricity by the escape of high-pressure steam from a series of jets connected with a strong boiler, in which the steam is produced. [1913 Webster]


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  • hydro-electric — see hydroelectric …   English dictionary

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  • Hydro-electric machine — Hydro electric Hy dro e*lec tric, a. [Hydro , 1 + electric.] Pertaining to, employed in, or produced by, the evolution of electricity by means of a battery in which water or steam is used. [1913 Webster] {Hydro electric machine} (Physics), an… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • North of Scotland Hydro-Electric Board — The North of Scotland Hydro Electric Board (1943 1990) was founded to design, construct and manage hydroelectricity projects in the Highlands of Scotland. It is regarded as one of the major achievements of Scottish politician Thomas Johnston, who …   Wikipedia

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