Definitions

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  • adj. That uses electric generators to convert the mechanical energy of a turbine into electric energy and electric motors to convert it back into mechanical energy to power the driveshafts.

Etymologies

turbo- +‎ electric (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • To convert the _Brainchild's_ plant from a spaceship drive to an electric power plant seemed to him to be on the same order as using a turboelectric generator to power a flashlight.

    Unwise Child

  • The turboelectric motor hummed, and the cab shot off into traffic.

    The Penal Cluster

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