Definition of turbine noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈtɜːbaɪn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtɜːrbaɪn//
The power industry, How machines work
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a machine or an engine that receives its power from a wheel that is turned by the pressure of water, air or gas see also wind turbine See related entries: The power industry, How machines work Word Originmid 19th cent.: from French, from Latin turbo, turbin- ‘spinning top, whirl’.
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