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Definition 1: engine that converts mechanical energy into electrical energy by electromagnetic induction - [noun denoting artifact]

(generator is a kind of ...) motor that converts thermal energy to mechanical work

(... is a kind of generator ) an old term for an electric generator that produces alternating current (especially in automobiles)

(... is a kind of generator ) generator consisting of a coil (the armature) that rotates between the poles of an electromagnet (the field magnet) causing a current to flow in the armature

(... is a kind of generator ) a small dynamo with a secondary winding that produces a high voltage enabling a spark to jump between the poles of a spark plug in a gasoline engine

(... is a kind of generator ) generator consisting of a steam turbine coupled to an electric generator for the production of electric power

(... is a kind of generator ) generator that extracts usable energy from winds

(generator is a part of ...) conducts current between rotating and stationary parts of a generator or motor

(generator is a part of ...) the rotating armature of a motor or generator

(generator is a part of ...) mechanical device consisting of the stationary part of a motor or generator in or around which the rotor revolves

Definition 2: an apparatus that produces a vapor or gas - [noun denoting artifact]

(generator is a kind of ...) equipment designed to serve a specific function

Definition 3: an electronic device for producing a signal voltage - [noun denoting artifact]

(generator is a kind of ...) a device that accomplishes its purpose electronically

(... is a kind of generator ) generator that produces sonic oscillations or alternating current

(... is a kind of generator ) a generator of single or multiple voltage pulses; usually adjustable for pulse rate

Definition 4: someone who originates or causes or initiates something - [noun denoting person]

Samples where generator or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he was the generator of several complaints

Synonyms for generator in the sense of this definition

(generator is a kind of ...) a person who makes things

(... is a kind of generator ) someone who is a source of new words or new expressions

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