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generator

Pronunciation: /ˈdʒenəreɪtər; ˈdʒenəreɪtə(r)/

Translation of generator in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 [Electricity/Electricidad] generador (masculine), grupo (masculine) electrógeno 1.2 (American English/inglés norteamericano) (of bicycle, car) dínamo or dinamo (masculine) (Latin America/América Latina) , dinamo or dínamo (feminine) (Spain/España)
    Example sentences
    • In 1918 he patented a generator which converted mechanical energy into high frequency electric currents which could be used for wireless telegraphy.
    • The station is using a generator to provide electricity.
    • One such project involved the conversion of a headrace and mill site for the installation of a turbine and electricity generator to supply domestic energy needs.

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