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noun as in engine

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When a fan is driven by a motor, air enters the back and accelerates out the front.

Though air pollution vastly improved in recent decades—thanks largely to technology and policy aimed at motor vehicles—it remains a problem in many large cities.

For another, they’re smart cookies, meaning they can be trained to walk on a treadmill while the implant records from their motor cortex to predict the movement of each joint.

Most vehicles today house internal-combustion engines, but cars with electric motors are gaining ground.

Whatever the class, federal law restricts “low speed electric bicycle” motors with 750 watts of power.

They can hear the sound of his boat's motor, growing louder as it comes over the horizon.

The female fan base tends to hold steady at 38 percent, according to Amanda Regan, a spokeswoman for Feld Motor Sports.

The power delivered by the rocket motor was uneven and tricky to control.

The turbulent waters caused one of his oars to crack, which—without a motor or a sail—can be severely detrimental to his voyage.

Rolls Royce Motor Cars is a subsidiary of BMW, who make the engines.

To think,” said the younger Englishwoman to her sister, “of this wee mite travelling about in an open motor!

Under these conditions, the large motor B collapses and the pull-down P (which is connected with the organ pallet) rises.

A big gray sedan stood in the middle of the road, the motor idling.

The action of the springs now serves to close the valves V, V1, and to open out the motor M, whereupon the process is repeated.

As the valve V1 is open, the sound waves formed in the pipe P1 will govern the speed of vibration of the motor M.


On this page you'll find 27 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to motor, such as: cylinder, generator, transformer, turbine, diesel, and mechanism.

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