substation
noun Date: 1881 a subordinate or subsidiary station: as a. a branch post office b. a subsidiary station in which electric current is transformed c. a police station serving a particular area

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  • substation — (n.) 1881, in the policing sense, from SUB (Cf. sub ) + STATION (Cf. station) (n.). Power grid sense is attested from 1901 …   Etymology dictionary

  • substation — ► NOUN 1) a set of equipment reducing the high voltage of electrical power transmission to that suitable for supply to consumers. 2) a subordinate police station or fire station …   English terms dictionary

  • substation — [sub′stā΄shən] n. a lesser station or a division of a station; specif., a small post office station, as in a store or at a philatelic convention …   English World dictionary

  • substation — UK [ˈsʌbˌsteɪʃ(ə)n] / US noun [countable] Word forms substation : singular substation plural substations a place that electricity passes through on its way from where it is produced to where it is used …   English dictionary

  • substation — noun Substation is used after these nouns: ↑electricity …   Collocations dictionary

  • substation — [[t]sʌ̱bsteɪʃ(ə)n[/t]] substations also sub station N COUNT A substation is a place where high voltage electricity from power plants is converted to lower voltage electricity for homes or factories …   English dictionary

  • substation — pastotė statusas T sritis automatika atitikmenys: angl. substation vok. Station, f; Unterstation, f; Unterwerk, n rus. подстанция, f pranc. central satellite, m; poste, m; sous station, f …   Automatikos terminų žodynas

  • substation — /sub stay sheuhn/, n. 1. a branch of a main post office. 2. an auxiliary power station where electrical current is converted, as from AC to DC, voltage is stepped up or down, etc. [1885 90; SUB + STATION] * * * …   Universalium

  • substation — noun a) A site where electricity supplied by long distance (high voltage) transmission lines is transformed and/or regulated for local (low voltage) distribution. b) A satellite police station serving one neighborhood or part of a larger… …   Wiktionary

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