any of various machines having a rotor, usually with vanes or blades, driven by the pressure, momentum, or reactive thrust of a moving fluid, as steam, water, hot gases, or air, either occurring in the form of free jets or as a fluid passing through and entirely filling a housing around the rotor.
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How to use turbine in a sentence
At a length of 107 meters, each turbine blade is longer than a professional soccer pitch.The world’s largest wind farm is truly enormous, and it’s one step closer to reality | kdunn6 | November 26, 2020 | Fortune
Wind turbines in particular, despite the president’s claim, are a very safe form of clean energy.Science was a big winner—and loser—at this week’s presidential debate | Sara Chodosh | October 23, 2020 | Popular-Science
That turbine harvests that energy, and some of that energy then fuels the low-pressure turbine, which powers the fan in the front.
The turbines would cost customers $300 million and generate 12 megawatts of electricity, enough to power only 3,000 homes with sustained winds.Inside the Utility Company Lobbying Blitz That Will Hike Electric Bills | by Patrick Wilson, Richmond Times-Dispatch | October 9, 2020 | ProPublica
If it all works out, the new turbines could produce as much as 33 percent more power and become practical in more places.GE Will 3D Print the Bases of Wind Turbines Taller Than Seattle’s Space Needle | Jason Dorrier | June 21, 2020 | Singularity Hub
What if a wind turbine could help make an oil rig work more efficiently?
The title was On the Whirlwind During the Night of June 11– 12 (Sopra il turbine che la notte tra gli XI e XII giugno).
But he found work at Energetx, a wind turbine manufacturer in Michigan.
Similar incentives convinced Siemens to expand its wind turbine factory in Fort Madison Iowa.
Unfortunately for Crist, it will likely take a turbine engine to generate enough wind in his flagging sails to overtake Rubio.
The main condensers, with their circulating pumps and air pumps, were placed in the turbine room.Loss of the Steamship 'Titanic' | British Government
The remainder of the auxiliary pumps were placed in the reciprocating and turbine engine rooms.Loss of the Steamship 'Titanic' | British Government
The turbine is constructed on an axle made of a hatpin which runs through the top of the standards for bearings.The Boy Mechanic, Book 2 | Various
The impact of the escaping steam on the air sets the globe revolving, and the principle of the turbine engine at work is clear.Education: How Old The New | James J. Walsh
The main fact about the modern man as regards poetry is, that he prefers poetry that has this reserved turbine-wheel trait in it.The Voice of the Machines | Gerald Stanley Lee
British Dictionary definitions for turbine
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Scientific definitions for turbine
Any of various machines in which the kinetic energy of a moving fluid, such as water, steam, or gas, is converted to rotary motion. Turbines are used in boat propulsion systems, hydroelectric power generators, and jet aircraft engines. See also gas turbine.
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