What does Dynamo mean?

Definitions for Dynamo
ˈdaɪ nəˌmoʊdy·namo

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dynamonoun

    generator consisting of a coil (the armature) that rotates between the poles of an electromagnet (the field magnet) causing a current to flow in the armature


  1. dynamonoun

    A dynamo-electric machine.

  2. dynamonoun

    An energetic person.

    That new Vice President of Marketing is a real dynamo; sales have already gone up this quarter.


  1. Dynamo

    A dynamo is an electrical generator that creates direct current using a commutator. Dynamos were the first electrical generators capable of delivering power for industry, and the foundation upon which many other later electric-power conversion devices were based, including the electric motor, the alternating-current alternator, and the rotary converter. Today, the simpler alternator dominates large scale power generation, for efficiency, reliability and cost reasons. A dynamo has the disadvantages of a mechanical commutator. Also, converting alternating to direct current using rectifiers (such as vacuum tubes or more recently via solid state technology) is effective and usually economical.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dynamonoun

    a dynamo-electric machine

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Dynamo

    dī′na-mo, n. a contraction of Dynamo-electric machine, a machine for generating electric currents by means of the relative movement of conductors and magnets.—adjs. Dy′namo-electric, -al.—ns. Dynamog′eny, production of increased nervous activity; Dynam′ograph, a recording dynamometer: an instrument for marking the degree of compression of an elliptic spring.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Dynamo

    a machine by which mechanical work is transformed into powerful electric currents by the inductive action of magnets on coils of copper wire in motion.

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. dynamo

    Any man who has everything he eats, drinks, smokes and wears, charged.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Dynamo in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Dynamo in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Dynamo in a Sentence

  1. James Judge:

    There's a benefit to [Project Dynamo] being made up of a lot of veterans and reserve military members who have experience dealing with these sorts of things, have experience working in special operations or intelligence or specifically exfiltrating people out of dangerous areas, and when the Biden administration said that they weren't going to do it, it was kind of like, ‘Okay, here we go.’.

  2. Bryan Stern:

    Project Dynamo’s goal has always been focused on bringing Americans and our allies home. In large part our success is due to the many partnerships we have developed with organizations, governments, and donors. The teamwork has been awe inspiring. We pray that we have more opportunities in the future to continue our mission and honor the promise.

  3. Bryan Stern:

    We started Dynamo in my living room in kind of in response to the Afghanistan evacuation. I'm an Afghan vet. Most of my team are Afghan vets, or at least combat vets. We knew that we could help I knew that we could help.

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    being essentially equal to something
    • A. arbitrary
    • B. unsealed
    • C. equivalent
    • D. eminent

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