turbine

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From Latin turbinis, genitive of turbo (circular movement, top, reel, spindle)

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turbine (plural turbines)

  1. 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.

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turbine f (plural turbines, diminutive turbinetje n)

  1. turbine

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turbine f (plural turbines)

  1. turbine

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turbine

  1. first-person singular present indicative of turbiner
  2. third-person singular present indicative of turbiner
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of turbiner
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of turbiner
  5. second-person singular imperative of turbiner

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turbine f

  1. plural form of turbina

turbine m (plural turbini)

  1. whirlwind
  2. gust (of snow or dust etc)

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turbine

  1. ablative singular of turbō