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generator US English

A thing that generates something, in particular

generator US Thesaurus

crank up the generator

gas generator US English

An apparatus for producing gas.

motor generator US English

A device consisting of a mechanically coupled electric motor and generator that may be used to control the voltage, frequency, or phase of an electrical supply

noise generator US English

Something that generates noise; specifically a device or circuit that generates synthetic noise for use in various acoustic and electronic applications.

electric generator US English

A machine or device which generates electricity; especially one that converts mechanical energy into direct current, in contrast with an alternator.

signal generator US English

An instrument or apparatus that generates electrical signals; specifically one for generating modulated or unmodulated electrical waveforms of known amplitude and frequency for use in adjusting and testing electronic equipment.

electrostatic generator US English

Any of various devices used to build up an electric charge to an extreme potential in order to generate electricity, especially the Van de Graaf generator

random number generator US English

A device or process designed to produce a random (or pseudorandom) sequence of numbers or symbols.

van de Graaff generator US English

A machine devised to produce a high voltage by means of an endless belt collecting electrostatic charge from a source and transferring it to a large isolated metal dome, on which a large charge accumulates