Prime Mover Definition

The original force in a series of transmissions of force.
Webster's New World
One regarded as the initial source of energy directed toward a goal.
Patriotism was the prime mover of the revolution.
American Heritage
The initial force, such as electricity, wind, or gravity, that engages or moves a machine.
American Heritage
Any initiating or principal force.
Webster's New World
Any natural force applied by people to produce power, as muscular energy or flowing water.
Webster's New World

Other Word Forms of Prime Mover


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Origin of Prime Mover

  • Originally in translation of Latin primum mobile.

    From Wiktionary

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