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Definition of Generator


  1. One who, or that which, generates, begets, causes, or produces.
  2. An apparatus in which vapor or gas is formed from a liquid or solid by means of heat or chemical process, as a steam boiler, gas retort, or vessel for generating carbonic acid gas, etc.
  3. The principal sound or sounds by which others are produced; the fundamental note or root of the common chord; -- called also generating tone.
  4. Any machine that transforms mechanical into electrical energy; a dynamo.

Generator Quotations

We wind a simple ring of iron with coils; we establish the connections to the generator, and with wonder and delight we note the effects of strange forces which we bring into play, which allow us to transform, to transmit and direct energy at will.
Nikola Tesla

I ride my bike for transportation a great deal - occasionally I ride it for fun. But I also have a generator bike that's hooked up to my solar battery pack, so if I ride 15 minutes hard on my bike, that's enough energy to toast toast, or power my computer.
Ed Begley, Jr.

Government is not the generator of economic growth; working people are.
Phil Gramm

More people seem to know the Van der Graaf Generator material than my solo work - thanks, I suppose, to their parents' lingering vinyl collections.
Peter Hammill

It is possible to build a virtual-reality generator whose repertoire includes every possible environment.
David Deutsch
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Generator Translations

generator in German is Generator, Stomerzeuger, Stromerzeuger
generator in Italian is generatore
generator in Spanish is generador
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