a mechanical system, including an electric motor, used to operate a machine or machines.
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Origin of motor drive
First recorded in 1905–10
Related formsmo·tor-driv·en [moh-ter-driv-uh n] /ˈmoʊ tərˌdrɪv ən/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for motor drive
photog a battery-operated motorized system to give fast film advance between exposuresCompare autowinder
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