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Meaning of induction motor

induc'tion mo"tor

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a type of electric motor in which alternating current from a power source is fed through a primary winding and induces a current in a secondary winding, with the parts arranged so that the resulting magnetic field causes a movable rotor to rotate with respect to a fixed stator. Cf.
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