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Meaning of GENERATOR

Pronunciation:  'jenu`reytur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  engine that converts mechanical energy into electrical energy by electromagnetic induction
  2. [n]  an apparatus that produces a vapor or gas
  3. [n]  an electronic device for producing a signal voltage
  4. [n]  someone who originates or causes or initiates something; "he was the generator of several complaints"
 

GENERATOR is a 9 letter word that starts with G.

 

 Synonyms: author, source
 
 See Also: aerogenerator, alternator, apparatus, brush, coiner, dynamo, electronic device, engine, magneto, magnetoelectric machine, maker, oscillator, pulse generator, rotor, rotor coil, setup, shaper, stator, stator coil, turbogenerator, wind generator, windmill

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Gen"er*a`tor\, n. [L.]
    1. One who, or that which, generates, begets, causes, or
       produces.
    
    2. An apparatus in which vapor or gas is formed from a liquid
       or solid by means of heat or chemical process, as a steam
       boiler, gas retort, or vessel for generating carbonic acid
       gas, etc.
    
    3. (Mus.) The principal sound or sounds by which others are
       produced; the fundamental note or root of the common
       chord; -- called also {generating tone}.
    
    
  2. \Gen"er*a`tor\, n. (Elec.)
    Any machine that transforms mechanical into electrical
    energy; a dynamo.
    
    
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
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