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Definition of Motor


  1. One who, or that which, imparts motion; a source of mechanical power.
  2. A prime mover; a machine by means of which a source of power, as steam, moving water, electricity, etc., is made available for doing mechanical work.
  3. Alt. of Motorial
  4. A type of internal-combustion engine in which the air drawn in by the suction stroke is so highly compressed that the heat generated ignites the fuel (usually crude oil), the fuel being automatically sprayed into the cylinder under pressure. The Diesel engine has a very high thermal efficiency.
  5. A motor car; an automobile.

Motor Quotations

Stem cell research is the key to developing cures for degenerative conditions like Parkinson's and motor neuron disease from which I and many others suffer. The fact that the cells may come from embryos is not an objection, because the embryos are going to die anyway.
Stephen Hawking

Motor racing is like one big family, ultimately, and when you come back to it, that's really what it feels like.
Mario Andretti

Patience is the ability to idle your motor when you feel like stripping your gears.
Barbara Johnson

The fuel cell is just a fundamentally inferior way of delivering electrical energy to an electric motor than batteries.
Elon Musk

Some forms of motor neuron disease are genetically linked, but I have no indication that my kind is. No other member of my family has had it. But I would be in favour of abortion if there was a high risk.
Stephen Hawking
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Motor Translations

motor in Dutch is motor
motor in Finnish is moottori
motor in French is moteur
motor in German is Motor
motor in Italian is motore
motor in Norwegian is motor
motor in Portuguese is motor
motor in Spanish is motor
motor in Swedish is motor
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