Magneto definitions

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A device that produces alternating current for distribution to the spark plugs, used in the ignition systems of some internal-combustion engines.
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Magnetism; magnetic.

Magnetoelectric.

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Magnetism, magnetic force.

Magnetometer.

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Magnetic field.

Magnetometer.

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Magnetoelectric.

Magnetohydrodynamics.

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An electric generator in which one or more permanent magnets produce the magnetic field; esp., a small machine of this sort connected with and run by an internal-combustion engine, used to generate the electric current providing a spark for the ignition.
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A small magnetic dynamo, especially one that provides power to the spark plugs of a small internal combustion engine. [from 19th c.]
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Alternative form of magnet-.
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Origin of magneto

Short for magnetoelectric machine