Definition of motor drive in English:

motor drive

Syllabification: mo·tor drive


  • 1A mechanical system that includes an electric motor and drives a machine.
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    • We built a variable motor drive for a washing machine and it added $250 to the final cost.
    • The book takes a very systematic approach to both installing and troubleshooting electric motor drives.
    • Engineers traced the problem to the electronics that control the tape player's motor drive.
  • 1.1A battery-driven motor in a camera used to wind the film rapidly between exposures.
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    • With the new batteries, the motor drive and camera are functioning just perfectly.
    • I normally use 2 or 3 camera bodies with motor drives when shooting fireworks.
    • As I scurried to retrieve my smalls, the whirr of a dozen camera motor drives signalled that the whole unhappy episode was being captured on film.

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