or dy·na·mo·e·lec·tri·cal

[ dahy-nuh-moh-i-lek-trik or dahy-nuh-moh-i-lek-tri-kuh l ]
/ ˌdaɪ nə moʊ ɪˈlɛk trɪk or ˌdaɪ nə moʊ ɪˈlɛk trɪ kəl /


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

Origin of dynamoelectric

First recorded in 1880–85; dynamo- + electric
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British Dictionary definitions for dynamoelectric



/ (ˌdaɪnəməʊɪˈlɛktrɪk) /


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

[ dī′nə-mō′ĭ-lĕktrĭk ]

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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