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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”, 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.
- 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
Declension of turbine
turbine f (plural turbines)
- inflection of :
- “turbine” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
- plural of
turbine m (plural turbini)
- First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of turbinar.
- Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of turbinar.
- Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of turbinar.
- Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of turbinar.