linear motor

linear motor

linear induction motor or linear-induction motor Word Origin noun Electricity, Railroads.

  1. an electric motor in which a movable part moves in a straight line, with power being supplied by a varying magnetic field set up by a fixed part of the system, as a metal rail on the ground.

Compare induction motor. Origin of linear induction motor First recorded in 1965–70 Also called linear motor. British Dictionary definitions for linear motor linear motor noun

  1. a form of electric motor in which the stator and the rotor are linear and parallel. It can be used to drive a train, one part of the motor being in the locomotive, the other in the track

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