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

  • n. A device that converts heat energy into work.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any device which converts heat energy into mechanical work.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. any apparatus by which a heated substance, as a heated fluid, is made to perform work by giving motion to mechanism, as a hot-air engine, or a steam engine.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An engine which transforms heat into mechanical work.

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

  • n. any engine that makes use of heat to do work

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