motor generator

noun Electricity.
  1. one or more motors mechanically coupled to one or more generators for converting or transforming electric current into mechanical energy.

Origin of motor generator

First recorded in 1885–90
Also called motor generator set.
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motor generator

noun
  1. a generator driven by an electric motor, by means of which the voltage, frequency, or phases of an electrical power supply can be changed
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