[ self-ik-sahy-tid ]
/ ˈsɛlf ɪkˈsaɪ tɪd /
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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Examples from the Web for self-excited
The equipment obtains its power from a self-excited inductor type alternator.The Radio Boys Trailing a Voice|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.The Ethnology of the British Colonies and Dependencies|Robert Gordon Latham
British Dictionary definitions for self-excited
(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
(of an oscillator) generating its own energy and depending on resonant circuits for frequency determination
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