Meaning of TURBINE in English

TURBINE

transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈtər-bən, -ˌbīn ]

noun

Etymology: French, from Latin turbin-, turbo top, whirlwind, whirl, from turba confusion — more at turbid

Date: 1842

: a rotary engine actuated by the reaction or impulse or both of a current of fluid (as water, steam, or air) subject to pressure and usually made with a series of curved vanes on a central rotating spindle

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