What does reciprocating engine mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. reciprocating engine(noun)

    an internal-combustion engine in which the crankshaft is turned by pistons moving up and down in cylinders

Wiktionary

  1. reciprocating engine(Noun)

    piston engine

Wikipedia

  1. Reciprocating engine

    A reciprocating engine, also often known as a piston engine, is typically a heat engine (although there are also pneumatic and hydraulic reciprocating engines) that uses one or more reciprocating pistons to convert pressure into a rotating motion. This article describes the common features of all types. The main types are: the internal combustion engine, used extensively in motor vehicles; the steam engine, the mainstay of the Industrial Revolution; and the niche application Stirling engine. Internal combustion engines are further classified in two ways: either a spark-ignition (SI) engine, where the spark plug initiates the combustion; or a compression-ignition (CI) engine, where the air within the cylinder is compressed, thus heating it, so that the heated air ignites fuel that is injected then or earlier.

Freebase

  1. Reciprocating engine

    A reciprocating engine, also often known as a piston engine, is a heat engine that uses one or more reciprocating pistons to convert pressure into a rotating motion. This article describes the common features of all types. The main types are: the internal combustion engine, used extensively in motor vehicles; the steam engine, the mainstay of the Industrial Revolution; and the niche application Stirling engine.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of reciprocating engine in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of reciprocating engine in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3



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