Turbine

Definition of Turbine

Tur´bine   Pronunciation: tûr´bĭn
n.1.A water wheel, commonly horizontal, variously constructed, but usually having a series of curved floats or buckets, against which the water acts by its impulse or reaction in flowing either outward from a central chamber, inward from an external casing, or from above downward, etc.; - also called turbine wheel.
2.A type of rotary engine with a set of rotating vanes, diagonally inclined and often curved, attached to a central spindle, and obtaining its motive force from the passage of a fluid, as water, steam, combusted gases, or air, over the vanes. Water turbines are frequently used for generating power at hydroelectric power stations, and steam turbines are used for generating power from coal- or oil-fired electric power stations. Turbines are also found in jet engines, and in some automobile engines.

Related Words

blade, gas turbine, hydroelectric turbine, impulse turbine, reaction turbine, rotary engine, rotor, rotor coil, stator, stator coil, steam turbine, vane, wind turbine
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