- pertaining to the generation and distribution of electricity derived from the energy of falling water or any other hydraulic source.
Origin of hydroelectric
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We made big things like steel for ships and tractors and turbines for hydroelectric plants.Christmas Is the New Subprime
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To make a living, he gets a job as a manager at a hydroelectric plant.Nothing Was Banal About Eichmann’s Evil, Says a Scathing New Biography
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Porter might give it to him in exchange for a guarantee of the hydroelectric post.Ten From Infinity
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We have made tremendous public investments in highways, hydroelectric power projects, soil conservation, and reclamation.State of the Union Addresses of Harry S. Truman
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Development of other methods show that nitrates can probably be produced at less cost than by the use of hydroelectric power.State of the Union Addresses of Calvin Coolidge
We shall then have an opportunity that never before has been given us to develop the hydroelectric possibilities of the country.Conservation Through Engineering
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The other ten per cent according to the Commission's plan will be hydroelectric power.The Coming of Coal
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- generated by the pressure of falling waterhydroelectric power
- of or concerned with the generation of electricity by water pressurea hydroelectric scheme
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Word Origin and History for hydroelectric
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- Using the power of water currents to generate electric power. Generally, hydroelectric power is created by directing water flow through a turbine, where the water causes fans to turn, creating the torque needed to drive an electric generator.
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