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

  • n. One that excites: an exciter of animosity.
  • n. An auxiliary generator used to provide field current for a larger generator or alternator.
  • n. Electronics An oscillator for generating the carrier frequency of a transmitter.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A person who excites
  • n. The electronic oscillator that generates the carrier signal for a transmitter

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who, or that which, excites.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who or that which excites; one who puts in motion, or the cause which awakens and moves or sets in operation.
  • n. In medicine, a stimulant; an excitant.
  • n. In electricity, the dynamo-electric machine, battery, or other apparatus, which supplies current to energize the magnetic fields of other electric machines.


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  • This requires more current from the exciter, which is achieved by increasing its excitation.

    1. Synchronous generator

  • It's a wholly new development from the gravity line repulser theory, and it shows that this coil will act as a self-exciter.

    "The Morons" by Harl Vincent, part 2

  • So-you construct the analog field with an electrical exciter.

    Arcana Magi - c.1: Oryn Zentharis, Seeker of the Truth

  • Rigging jury exciter circuits would take hours, and in the meantime nothing but low-voltage storage-battery power would be available.

    Archive 2009-08-01

  • With that out, the generator couldn't be restarted till the blast was restarted from a jury-rig exciter circuit.

    Archive 2009-08-01

  • Generators weren't supposed to be cut out in transit; the exciter current for starting was supplied normally from special lines run in from dock before take-off.

    Archive 2009-08-01

  • Hier un membre du tribunal révolutionnaire a voulu exciter des citoyens à insulter un représentant du peuple qui a toujours été sur la brèche de la révolution.

    Moniteur/Morning Chronicle

  • It is not that she has failed to awaken tenderness; but it has been tenderness without respect: nor yet that the person thus elated has been insensible to flattery; but it has been a flattery to raise himself, not its exciter in his esteem.


  • Here is why Clinton cannot win from the known and obvious to the known and more sophisticated reasons: Clinton cannot win because she is a uniter and not an exciter.

    Why It Has To Be Obama (part one)

  • Mon ange m'expliqua qu'au dernier instant, quand il allait être jugé, cet homme avait pu exciter en lui un très grand amour de Dieu et un très grand repentir; que lui, qui aimait tellement la vie et en avait tant joui, il s'était réjoui de mourir parce que, dans l'éternité, il ne pourrait plus offenser son Sauveur.

    Les Anges et les Âmes du Purgatoire


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