turbine

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Etymology[edit]

From French turbine, from Latin turbo ‎(circular movement, top, reel, spindle)

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  • IPA(key): /'tɜ(ɹ)baɪn/, /ˈtɜ(ɹ)bɪn/
  • (file)

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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”, in 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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Danish[edit]

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  • IPA(key): /turbiːnə/, [ˈtˢuɐ̯ˌb̥iːnə]

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turbine c (singular definite turbinen, plural indefinite turbiner)

  1. turbine

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turbine f ‎(plural turbines, diminutive turbinetje n)

  1. turbine

French[edit]

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turbine f ‎(plural turbines)

  1. turbine

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turbine

  1. inflection of turbiner:
    1. first-person and third-person singular present indicative and subjunctive
    2. second-person singular imperative

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turbine f

  1. plural 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