Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A generator, especially one for producing direct current.
  • noun An extremely energetic and forceful person.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An abbreviation of dynamo-electric machine. See electric.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A dynamo-electric machine.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A dynamo-electric machine.
  • noun An energetic person.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun generator consisting of a coil (the armature) that rotates between the poles of an electromagnet (the field magnet) causing a current to flow in the armature

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Short for dynamoelectric machine.]

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A shortening of dynamo-electric machine. The element dynamo- is ultimately from Ancient Greek δύναμις (dunamis, "power").

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