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

  • n. An internal-combustion engine consisting essentially of an air compressor, combustion chamber, and turbine wheel that is turned by the expanding products of combustion.

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  • n. An internal combustion engine consisting of a compressor, a combustion chamber and a turbine, where the turbine mechanically powers the compressor.

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

  • n. turbine that converts the chemical energy of a liquid fuel into mechanical energy by internal combustion; gaseous products of the fuel (which is burned in compressed air) are expanded through a turbine


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