HyperDic: generator

English > 4 senses of the word generator:
NOUNartifactgeneratoran apparatus that produces a vapor or gas
artifactgeneratorengine that converts mechanical energy into electrical energy by electromagnetic induction
person generator, source, authorsomeone who originates or causes or initiates something
artifactgeneratoran electronic device for producing a signal voltage
generator > pronunciation
Soundsjheh'nerey.ter
Rhymesabductor ... zoster: 649 rhymes with ter...
English > generator: 4 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningAn apparatus that produces a vapor or gas.
Broaderapparatus, setupequipment designed to serve a specific function
Spanishgenerador
Catalangenerador
English > generator: 4 senses > noun 2, artifact
Meaningengine that converts mechanical energy into electrical energy by electromagnetic induction.
Partsbrushconducts current between rotating and stationary parts of a generator or motor
rotor, rotor coilThe rotating armature of a motor or generator
stator, stator coilmechanical device consisting of the stationary part of a motor or generator in or around which the rotor revolves
NarroweralternatorAn old term for an electric generator that produces alternating current (especially in automobiles)
dynamogenerator 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
magneto, magnetoelectric machineA small dynamo with a secondary winding that produces a high voltage enabling a spark to jump between the poles of a spark plug in a gasoline engine
turbogeneratorgenerator consisting of a steam turbine coupled to an electric generator for the production of electric power
windmill, aerogenerator, wind generatorgenerator that extracts usable energy from winds
Broaderenginemotor that converts thermal energy to mechanical work
Spanishgenerador eléctrico, generador
Catalangenerador
Verbsgenerateproduce (energy)
English > generator: 4 senses > noun 3, person
Meaningsomeone who originates or causes or initiates something.
Example"he was the generator of several complaints"
Synonymssource, author
Narrowercoinersomeone who is a source of new words or new expressions
Broadermaker, shaperA person who makes things
Spanishartífice, autor
Catalanartífex, autor
Verbsgeneratebring into existence
English > generator: 4 senses > noun 4, artifact
MeaningAn electronic device for producing a signal voltage.
Narroweroscillatorgenerator that produces sonic oscillations or alternating current
pulse generatorA generator of single or multiple voltage pulses
Broaderelectronic deviceA device that accomplishes its purpose electronically

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