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Princeton's WordNet

  1. steam turbine(noun)

    turbine in which steam strikes blades and makes them turn


  1. steam turbine(Noun)

    A system of angled and shaped blades arranged on a rotor through which steam is passed to generate rotational energy. Today, normally used in power stations.


  1. Steam turbine

    A steam turbine is a device that extracts thermal energy from pressurized steam and uses it to do mechanical work on a rotating output shaft. Its modern manifestation was invented by Sir Charles Parsons in 1884. Because the turbine generates rotary motion, it is particularly suited to be used to drive an electrical generator – about 90% of all electricity generation in the United States is by use of steam turbines. The steam turbine is a form of heat engine that derives much of its improvement in thermodynamic efficiency through the use of multiple stages in the expansion of the steam, which results in a closer approach to the most efficient reversible process.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of steam turbine in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of steam turbine in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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    Japan's energy market is entering a new phase.... Utilities are having to become more cost competitive. Running old steam turbine gas and oil units no longer makes sense.

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