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selsyns

selsyns is a plural form of selsyn

selsyn

Definition:

a system consisting of a generator and a motor so connected that the motor will assume the same relative position as the generator; the generator and the motor are synchronized

Class:

artifact noun (man-made objects)

Plural:

selsyns

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

synchro

Etymology:

from sel(f-) + syn(chronous)
(Source: Collins Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Synchro | selsyn

is, in effect, a transformer whose primary-to-secondary coupling may be varied by physically changing the relative orientation of the two windings. Synchros are often used for measuring the angle of a rotating machine such as an antenna platform. In... (39 of 1989 words, 4 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Synchro

Collins Dictionary:

synchro | synchros [plural] | synchro- | selsyn [synonym, sense-specific] | synchronized swimming [synonym, sense-specific]

any of a number of electrical devices in which the angular position of a rotating part is transformed into a voltage, or vice versa | short for ... (26 of 299 words, 3 definitions, 5 usage examples, pronunciation)

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

American Heritage Dictionary:

selsyn | synchros [plural]

A device by which angular movement or position in a generator is transmitted to a motor. (16 of 22 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/selsyn

Wiktionary:

synchro

[sports, informal] Any synchronized event, such as synchronized swimming | [electricity] A type of rotary electrical transformer that is used for measuring the angle of a rotating machine such as an antenna platform. In its general physical... (36 of 59 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/synchro

New World Dictionary:

synchro | synchros [plural]

a system consisting of a generator and one or more motorlike devices connected electrically so that, upon receipt of a signal from the generator, the ... (25 of 48 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/synchro

Merriam-Webster:

synchronized swimming | synchronized swimmer [noun, related]

swimming in which the movements of one or more swimmers are synchronized with a musical accompaniment so as to form changing patterns (22 of 46 words)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/synchronized swimming

synchro [entry 1, adjective]

adapted to synchronization (3 of 16 words, pronunciation)

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

Oxford Dictionary:

synchro

short for "synchromesh". | a synchronizing device or facility. | short for "synchronized swimming". (12 of 29 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/synchro

Random House Dictionary:

system | syst. [abbreviation] | System [sense-specific]

an assemblage or combination of things or parts forming a complex or unitary whole. | any assemblage or set of correlated members. | an ordered and ... (24 of 356 words, 16 definitions, 13 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/system

Macmillan British Dictionary:

system | systems [plural] | the system | all systems go | get someone/something out of your system

[countable] a set of connected things that work together for a particular ... | [countable/uncountable] a method of organizing or doing things ; "the ... (23 of 279 words, 5 definitions, 17 usage examples, pronunciation)

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

Cambridge Dictionary:

system [entry 1]

a set of connected things or devices which operate together | a set of computer equipment and programs used together for a particular purpose | a set ... (25 of 103 words, 4 definitions, 5 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/system 1

system [entry 2] | the system

a way of doing things | a particular method of counting, measuring or weighing things | [approving] the intentional and organized use of a system | ... (23 of 129 words, 4 definitions, 6 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/system 2

Encarta Dictionary:

selsyn | selsyns [plural] | synchros [electrical engineering, plural]

a system used to transmit angular rotation or position in a generator to a motor (15 of 36 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861716010​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Collins Dictionary:

American Heritage Dictionary:

selsyn

Origin: "self" + "synchronous".

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self | selves [plural]

Origin: Middle English, selfsame, from Old English; see swe- in Indo-European roots.

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synchronous

Origin: From Late Latin synchronus, from Greek sunkhronos: sun-, syn- + khronos, time.

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Encarta Dictionary:

selsyn | selsyns [plural]

First use: Early 20th century

Origin: Blend of self + synchronous

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861716010​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

selsyn

Audio: British English pronunciation of "selsyn"

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

the Free Dictionary:

selsyn

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "selsyn"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "selsyn"

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

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YourDictionary Audio:

selsyn

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

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