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linear induction motor

or linear-induction motor

noun, Electricity, Railroads.
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.
Also called linear motor.
Compare induction motor.
Origin of linear induction motor
First recorded in 1965-70 Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for linear motor

linear motor

a form of electric motor in which the stator and the rotor are linear and parallel. It can be used to drive a train, one part of the motor being in the locomotive, the other in the track
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Contemporary definitions for linear motor

any motor in which the motion between the rotor and stator is linear due to electromagnetism, which provides thrust in a straight line by direct induction instead of through gears; also called [linear induction motor]


Linear motors are used in Vancouver's rapid transit system.

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