Meaning of TURBINE in English
[ 'tə:bʌɪn , -ɪn ]
■ noun a machine for producing continuous power in which a wheel or rotor, typically fitted with vanes, is made to revolve by a fast-moving flow of water, steam, gas, air, or other fluid.
C19: from Fr., from L. turbo , turbin- 'spinning top, whirl'.
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