[ -ē lek] ′trik hydroelectric definition by Webster's New World
producing, or having to do with the production of, electricity by water power
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hydroelectric definition by American Heritage Dictionary
adjective Generating electricity by conversion of the energy of running water. Of, relating to, or using electricity so generated. Related Forms: hyˌdro·e·lecˈtri·cal·ly adverb hyˌdro·e·lec·tricˈi·ty noun hydroelectric
The mechanical energy of moving water is transferred by a rotating turbine to a generator, where it is converted to electric energy and conveyed along transmission lines.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved. hydroelectric - Science Definition
Using the power of water currents to generate electric power. Generally, hydroelectric power is created by directing water flow through a turbine, where the water causes fans to turn, creating the torque needed to drive an electric generator.
low head hydroelectric power plant