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adjective Electricity.
  1. noting a generator with magnets that are excited by the current it produces.
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Origin of self-excited

First recorded in 1895–1900
Related formsself-ex·ci·ta·tion [self-ek-sahy-tey-shuh n, -si-] /ˈsɛlfˌɛk saɪˈteɪ ʃən, -sɪ-/, nounself-ex·cit·er, noun
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Historical Examples of self-excited

  • The equipment obtains its power from a self-excited inductor type alternator.

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    Allen Chapman

  • This self-excited state of ecstasy is an element of most religions in the same stage of development; and a low level it indicates.

British Dictionary definitions for self-excited


  1. (of an electrical machine) having the current for the magnetic field system generated by the machine itself or by an auxiliary machine coupled to it
  2. (of an oscillator) generating its own energy and depending on resonant circuits for frequency determination
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