Turbine meaning

tûr'bĭn, -bīn'
The definition of a turbine is an engine that provides continuous power because a wheel or a rotor is continually turning due to pressure from fast moving water, gas or steam.

An engine powered by water pressure causing a wheel to turn that allows you to run your dairy machine is an example of a turbine.

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Any of various machines in which the kinetic energy of a moving fluid is converted to mechanical power by the impulse or reaction of the fluid with a series of buckets, paddles, or blades arrayed about the circumference of a wheel or cylinder.
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An engine or motor having a drive shaft driven either by the impulse of steam, water, air, gas, etc. against the curved vanes of a wheel (or set of wheels) or by the reaction of fluid passing out through nozzles located around the wheel.
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Any of various machines in which the kinetic energy of a moving fluid, such as water, steam, or gas, is converted to rotary motion. Turbines are used in boat propulsion systems, hydroelectric power generators, and jet aircraft engines.
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Any of various rotary machines that use the kinetic energy of a continuous stream of fluid (a liquid or a gas) to turn a shaft.
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Origin of turbine

  • French from Latin turbō turbin- spinning top perhaps from Greek turbē turmoil
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Latin turbinis, genitive of turbo (“circular movement, top, reel, spindle")
    From Wiktionary