synchronous machine


noun Electricity.

an alternating-current machine in which the average speed of normal operation is exactly proportional to the frequency of the system to which it is connected.

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British Dictionary definitions for synchronous machine

synchronous machine

noun

an electrical machine, whose rotating speed is proportional to the frequency of the alternating-current supply and independent of the load
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