from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any device that generates electricity
  • n. Any device that converts electricity into motion

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A mover or exciter of electricity; as apparatus for generating a current of electricity.
  • n. An apparatus or machine for producing motion and mechanical effects by the action of electricity; an electro-magnetic engine.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Any arrangement which gives rise to an electric current, as a single cell, a voltaic battery, or a thermo-electric pile.
  • n. An engine in which electricity is employed to produce mechanical effects. See electric machine, under electric, and motor.


electro- +‎ motor (Wiktionary)



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