Meaning of amplidyne


Pronunciation: (am'pli-dīn"), [key]
— n. Elect.
  1. a direct-current generator with a rotating armature, capable of magnifying a small amount of power supplied to the field winding of the device and using the amplified power to operate an attached, direct-current motor.
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