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generator

 
Noun generator has 4 senses
  1. generator - an apparatus that produces a vapor or gas
    --1 is a kind of
    apparatus, setup
  2. generator - engine that converts mechanical energy into electrical energy by electromagnetic induction
    --2 is a kind of
    engine
    --2 has parts: brush; rotor, rotor coil; stator, stator coil
    --2 has particulars:
     alternator; dynamo; magneto, magnetoelectric machine; turbogenerator; windmill, aerogenerator, wind generator
    Derived form: verb generate3
  3. generator, source, author - someone who originates or causes or initiates something; "he was the generator of several complaints"
    --3 is a kind of maker, shaper
    --3 has particulars: coiner
    Derived form: verb generate1
  4. generator - an electronic device for producing a signal voltage
    --4 is a kind of
    electronic device
    --4 has particulars: oscillator; pulse generator
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