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dynamo

Definition:

generator consisting of a coil (the armature) that rotates between the poles of an electromagnet (the field magnet) causing a current to flow in the armature

Class:

artifact noun (man-made objects)

Plural:

dynamos

Type of:

generator » engine » motor » machine

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Example:

field magnet

Etymology:

short for dynamo-machine, from German dynamoelektrischemaschine "dynamo-electric...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Britannica Encyclopedia:

electric generator [instrument] | dynamo [synonym]

any machine that converts mechanical energy to electricity for transmission and distribution over power lines to domestic, commercial, and industrial ... (20 of 874 words, 8 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/182624​/electric-generator

Wikipedia:

Dynamo

an electrical generator that produces direct current with the use of a commutator. Dynamos were the first electrical generators capable of delivering power for industry, and the foundation upon which many other later electric-power conversion devices... (36 of 2520 words, 6 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Dynamo

Dynamo (disambiguation) | Dinamo

may refer to: Dynamo, a magnetic device originally used as an electric generator | Dynamo theory, a theory relating to magnetic fields of celestial bodies | Solar dynamo, the physical process that generates the Sun's magnetic field | Amazon DynamoDB, a... (38 of 553 words, 47 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Dynamo (disambiguation)

Collins Dictionary:

dynamo | dynamos [plural] | dynamo- | sometimes before a vowel dynam-

a device for converting mechanical energy into electrical energy, especially one that produces direct current | [informal] an energetic hard-working ... (19 of 488 words, 3 definitions, 11 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/dynamo

Columbia Encyclopedia:

generator | alternator | dynamo | magneto

in electricity, machine used to change mechanical energy into electrical energy. It operates on the principle of electromagnetic induction, discovered ... (20 of 429 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0820460​.html

Merriam-Webster:

dynamo | dynamos [plural] | generator [synonym, sense-specific] | pistol [synonym, sense-specific] | fireball [synonym, sense-specific] | live wire [synonym, sense-specific] | bootstrapper [similar, sense-specific] | go-ahead [similar, sense-specific] | go-getter [similar, sense-specific] | ...

"generator" [sense-specific] | a forceful energetic individual (6 of 100 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/dynamo

Oxford Dictionary:

dynamo [British] | dynamos [plural]

a machine for converting mechanical energy into electrical energy, typically by means of rotating coils of copper wire in a magnetic field. | ... (22 of 75 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/dynamo

dynamo | dynamos [plural]

Syllabification: (dy·na·mo) | a machine for converting mechanical energy into electrical energy; a generator. | [informal] : an extremely energetic ... (18 of 65 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/dynamo

Macmillan British Dictionary:

dynamo [countable] | dynamos [plural]

[physics] a piece of equipment that changes the movement of an engine or ... | [informal] someone with a lot of energy and determination (23 of 70 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/dynamo

Cambridge Dictionary:

dynamo | dynamos [plural]

a device which changes energy of movement into electrical energy | an energetic force (13 of 51 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/dynamo

American Heritage Dictionary:

dynamo | dynamos [plural]

A generator, especially one for producing direct current. | An extremely energetic and forceful person (14 of 35 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/dynamo

Random House Dictionary:

dynamo | dynamos [plural] | dynamo-

an electric generator, especially for direct current. | an energetic, hardworking, forceful person. | "dynamo-" : variation of "dyna-". (17 of 26 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/dynamo

New World Dictionary:

dynamo | dynamos [plural]

"generator" (specific sense) | a forceful, dynamic person (7 of 16 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/dynamo

Wiktionary:

dynamo | dynamos [plural]

A dynamo-electric machine. | An energetic person. (6 of 7 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/dynamo

Encarta Dictionary:

dynamo | dynamos [plural]

a machine that converts mechanical energy into electrical energy, usually in the form of direct current | a hard-working, tirelessly energetic person (21 of 47 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861607125​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

dynamo

First use: 1882

Origin: short for dynamo-machine, from German dynamoelektrischemaschine "dynamo-electric machine", coined 1867 by its inventor, German ... (15 of 24 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=dynamo

Wiktionary:

dynamo | dynamos [plural]

Origin: A shortening of dynamo-electric machine. The element dynamo- is ultimately from Ancient Greek δύναμις (dunamis, "power").

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/dynamo

Collins Dictionary:

dynamo | dynamos [plural] | dynamo- | sometimes before a vowel dynam-

First use: 19th century

Origin: short for dynamoelectric machine | from Greek, from dunamis power

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/dynamo

Oxford Dictionary:

dynamo [British] | dynamos [plural]

First use: late 19th century

Origin: abbreviation of dynamo-electric machine, from Greek dunamis "power"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/dynamo

Merriam-Webster:

dynamo | dynamos [plural]

First use: 1882

Origin: short for dynamoelectric machine

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/dynamo

American Heritage Dictionary:

dynamo | dynamos [plural]

Origin: Short for dynamoelectric machine.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/dynamo

New World Dictionary:

dynamo | dynamos [plural]

Origin: dynamoelectric machine

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/dynamo

Encarta Dictionary:

dynamo | dynamos [plural]

First use: Late 19th century

Origin: Shortening of dynamo-electric machine

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861607125​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

dynamo | dynamos [plural] | dynamo- | sometimes before a vowel dynam-

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "dynamo"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/dynamo

Macmillan British Dictionary:

dynamo [countable] | dynamos [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "dynamo"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/dynamo

Macmillan American Dictionary:

dynamo [countable] | dynamos [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "dynamo"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/dynamo

Cambridge Dictionary:

dynamo | dynamos [plural]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "dynamo"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "dynamo"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/dynamo

the Free Dictionary:

dynamo

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "dynamo"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "dynamo"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "dynamo" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/dynamo

Google Dictionary:

dynamo | dynamos [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "dynamo"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=dynamo

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

dynamo

Audio: North American pronunciation of "dynamo"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=dynamo​01 word=dynamo

YourDictionary Audio:

dynamo

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "dynamo" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/dynamo

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