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linear induction motor

or linear-induction motor

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noun Electricity, Railroads.
  1. 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.

Origin of linear induction motor

First recorded in 1965–70
Also called linear motor.
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