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turbine (plural turbines)
- Any of various rotary machines that use the kinetic energy of a continuous stream of fluid (a liquid or a gas) to turn a shaft.
2013 July-August, Lee S. Langston, “The Adaptable Gas Turbine”, American Scientist:
- Turbines have been around for a long time—windmills and water wheels are early examples. The name comes from the Latin turbo, meaning vortex, and thus the defining property of a turbine is that a fluid or gas turns the blades of a rotor, which is attached to a shaft that can perform useful work.
- turbine in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- turbine in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
- turbine at OneLook Dictionary Search
turbine f (plural turbines)
- first-person singular present indicative of
- third-person singular present indicative of
- first-person singular present subjunctive of
- third-person singular present subjunctive of
- second-person singular imperative of
- “turbine” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
- plural form of
turbine m (plural turbini)