a system consisting of a generator and one or more motorlike devices connected electrically so that, upon receipt of a signal from the generator, the rotors of the synchronous motors always assume positions identical with that of the generator rotor
Origin of synchrofrom synchro-
synchronized, synchronous: synchromesh
Origin of synchroShort for synchronous
Synchronized; synchronous: synchrotron.
- (sports, informal) Any synchronized event, such as synchronized swimming
- (electricity) A type of rotary electrical transformer that is used for measuring the angle of a rotating machine such as an antenna platform. In its general physical construction, it is much like an electric motor