self-excited

[self-ik-sahy-tid]

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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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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