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Definition 1: rotating mechanism consisting of an assembly of rotating airfoils - [noun denoting artifact]

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

  • there are horizontal rotors on a helicopter or compressor rotors in a jet engine

(rotor is a kind of ...) a mechanism that rotates

(... is a kind of rotor ) rotor consisting of large rotating airfoils on a single-rotor helicopter that produce the lift to support the helicopter in the air

(... is a kind of rotor ) rotor consisting of a rotating airfoil on the tail of a single-rotor helicopter; keeps the helicopter from spinning in the direction opposite to the rotation of the main rotor

(rotor is a part of ...) the blade of a rotor (as in the compressor of a jet engine)

(... is part of rotor) an aircraft without wings that obtains its lift from the rotation of overhead blades

(... is part of rotor) a gas turbine produces a stream of hot gas that propels a jet plane by reaction propulsion

Definition 2: the rotating armature of a motor or generator - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for rotor in the sense of this definition

(rotor is a kind of ...) coil in which voltage is induced by motion through a magnetic field

(... is part of rotor) a motor that converts electricity to mechanical work

(... is part of rotor) engine that converts mechanical energy into electrical energy by electromagnetic induction

(... is part of rotor) rotary engine in which the kinetic energy of a moving fluid is converted into mechanical energy by causing a bladed rotor to rotate

Definition 3: the revolving bar of a distributor - [noun denoting artifact]

(rotor is a kind of ...) a rigid piece of metal or wood; usually used as a fastening or obstruction or weapon

"there were bars in the windows to prevent escape"

(... is part of rotor) electrical device that distributes voltage to the spark plugs of a gasoline engine in the order of the firing sequence

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