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adjective Electricity.
  1. noting a commutator motor in which the field circuit and armature circuit are connected in series.
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Compare shunt-wound.

Origin of series-wound

First recorded in 1890–95
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Examples from the Web for series-wound

Historical Examples of series-wound

  • Motors, as well as dynamos, are either shunt-wound or series-wound.

    The Library of Work and Play: Electricity and Its Everyday Uses

    John F. Woodhull

British Dictionary definitions for series-wound


  1. (of a motor or generator) having the field and armature circuits connected in seriesCompare shunt-wound
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