Definitions

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

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

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

  • noun One who, or that which, excites.

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

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

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Examples

  • 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

  • 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

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

    Archive 2009-08-01

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

    "Neutral Vessel" by Harl Vincent, part 2

  • 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

  • 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

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

    "Neutral Vessel" by Harl Vincent, part 2

  • 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.

    "Neutral Vessel" by Harl Vincent, part 2

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