or dy·na·mo·e·lec·tri·cal

[dahy-nuh-moh-i-lek-trik or dahy-nuh-moh-i-lek-tri-kuh l]


pertaining to the conversion of mechanical energy into electric energy, or vice versa: a dynamoelectric machine.

Nearby words

  1. dynamite,
  2. dynamitic,
  3. dynamize,
  4. dynamo,
  5. dynamo-,
  6. dynamogenesis,
  7. dynamograph,
  8. dynamometer,
  9. dynamometer car,
  10. dynamometry

Origin of dynamoelectric

First recorded in 1880–85; dynamo- + electric

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British Dictionary definitions for dynamoelectric




of or concerned with the interconversion of mechanical and electrical energy
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Science definitions for dynamoelectric



Relating to the conversion of mechanical energy to electrical energy or vice versa. Hydroelectric power plants and electric engines are examples of dynamoelectric technology.
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