Definition of alternator in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɔːltəneɪtə/
Pronunciation: /ˈɒltəneɪtə/


A dynamo that generates an alternating current.
Example sentences
  • These oscillating sound waves in the traveling-wave engine drive the piston of a linear alternator that generates electricity.
  • The charging voltage delivered from the alternator will then be too low, slowing the recharge process and often preventing a full recharge even after a long period of engine operation.
  • A new, stone-faced slate-roofed building will be created to house a power-generating turbine along with an alternator and electrical control panels connecting the power supply with United Utilities.

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