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self-excited

[ self-ik-sahy-tid ]

adjective

, Electricity.
  1. noting a generator with magnets that are excited by the current it produces.


self-excited

adjective

  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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Other Words From

  • self-ex·ci·ta·tion [self, -ek-sahy-, tey, -sh, uh, n, -si-], noun
  • self-ex·citer noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of self-excited1

First recorded in 1895–1900

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Example Sentences

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

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