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turbine Syllabification: tur·bine
Pronunciation: /ˈtərˌbīn/

Definition of turbine in English:


A machine for producing continuous power in which a wheel or rotor, typically fitted with vanes, is made to revolve by a fast-moving flow of water, steam, gas, air, or other fluid.
Example sentences
  • The machine uses wind power to drive a turbine that sucks water out of the sea, sprays it into the atmosphere and creates clouds.
  • Water power will again turn the mill wheel and drive the turbine to provide electricity to light the building.
  • They can be cut and burnt to produce steam to power turbines.


Mid 19th century: from French, from Latin turbo, turbin- 'spinning top, whirl'.

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