Meaning of TURBINE in English


ˈtər]bə̇n, ˈtə̄], ˈtəi], ]ˌbīn noun

( -s )

Usage: often attributive

Etymology: French, from Latin turbin-, turbo spinning object, whirlwind, top. whirl; akin to Latin turbare to throw into disorder, disturb, make turbid — more at turbid

: a rotary engine actuated by the reaction or impulse or both of a current of fluid (as water, steam, gas, or mercury vapor) subject to pressure and usually made with a series of curved vanes on a central spindle arranged to rotate with the whole being enclosed by a casing provided with redirecting vanes and passageways which permit the inlet and outlet of the fluid in a desired manner — compare axial-flow , radial-flow

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