Meaning of linear induction motor

lin'ear induc'tion mo"tor

Pronunciation: [key]
— Elect., Railroads. Elect.,Railroads.
  1. an electric motor in which a movable part moves in a straight line, with power being supplied by a varying magnetic field set up by a fixed part of the system, as a metal rail on the ground.
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