• WordNet 3.6
    • n rotor rotating mechanism consisting of an assembly of rotating airfoils "there are horizontal rotors on a helicopter or compressor rotors in a jet engine"
    • n rotor the rotating armature of a motor or generator
    • n rotor the revolving bar of a distributor
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Rotor (Elec) The rotating part of a generator or motor. Contrasted with stator, the stationary part.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n rotor A quantity having magnitude, direction, and position.
    • n rotor In electricity, the revolving element of an electric machine.
    • n rotor The revolving part of a steam-turbine. It consists of the shaft and the disks carrying the buckets on which the steam pressure acts.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Rotor rō′tor a quantity having magnitude, direction, and position.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary


In literature:

In order to lighten the load, the rotor had been taken out.
"The Home of the Blizzard" by Douglas Mawson
It had an enclosed central rotor, powered by atomic turbines, with reversible-pitch blades for air lift or undersea diving.
"Tom Swift and the Electronic Hydrolung" by Victor Appleton
It's a wind-rotor, and under it there's an electric generator.
"Omnilingual" by H. Beam Piper
One of its rotor blades was crumpled.
"Project Mastodon" by Clifford Donald Simak
Maybe he didn't let his stabilizing rotors have time to lock in.
"The Best Made Plans" by Everett B. Cole
Now our thirteenth-century rotors and rulers may represent Old Fr.
"The Romance of Names" by Ernest Weekley
The rotor motors were ruined.
"Space Platform" by Murray Leinster
Entrance to these holes is through the small annular opening in the rotor, visible in Fig.
"Steam Turbines" by Hubert E. Collins
This could be from a flame coming from jets on the tips of the rotors.
"The Four-Faced Visitors of Ezekiel" by Arthur W. Orton
For a moment everything looked normal, then Rick saw that the distributor cap and rotor were missing.
"The Scarlet Lake Mystery" by Harold Leland Goodwin

In news:

Injured doctor helps save CHP officer hit in the head by helicopter rotor blade.
The California Highway Patrol is hailing an Air Force doctor as a hero after he helped save a CHP officer who suffered a serious head injury when he was hit by a helicopter rotor blade while rescuing the doctor.
Editor's Note: We've changed the count from 16 rotors to 18 to match the concept presented, despite documentation otherwise.
It's worth noting that e-volo observes modular design principles, and the company's preceding hover concept used 16 rotors .
Cobham Wins Rotor Blade Components Contract.
They feature small-diameter rotors that provide complete turnover and uniform distribution of the hay for unmatched drying speeds.
The rotor height and tine angle are easily adjusted to optimize tedding in all crop conditions.
German wind turbine manufacturer Nordex says it plans to hire up to an additional 130 employees to handle the production of its new wind turbine rotor blades.
Injured doctor helps save CHP officer hit in the head by helicopter rotor blade .
Manufacturing flaw LED to rotor blade crack.
R22 AD requires rotor-blade check.
Facility, as well as the beginning of series production of its NR58.5 rotor blade in Germany.
Nordex also notes that it is planning to start production of the NR58.5 rotor blade in North America in 2013.
The new tuning rotor was developed to withstand extreme temperatures and make braking and throttle response more consistent.
Scale-Up of Rotor/Stator Equipment.

In science:

Thus the rotor fidelity is given by the previous expression for the propagator fidelity, equation 8.
A Simple and Convenient Measure of NMR Rotor Fidelity
Fig. 2 shows that for the CQF there are two characteristic peaks, one at the vibrator value R = 2 and one at the rotor value R = 10/3 (solid line).
How random are random nuclei? Shapes, triangles and kites
Throughout, we work with a number-phase (quantum rotor) representation of the bosons, as is particularly appropriate in the Josephson junction array realization.
Exotic order in simple models of bosonic systems
For b = 1.0, shown in Fig 7 d), the distribution is very wide, with a clear dominance of the R=1 ratio, in correspondence with the near degeneracy of the states with J= 2 and 4 for b = 1, as shown in Fig. 1. 44Ti has a structure closer to a harmonic oscillator than to a rotor.
A study of randomness, correlations and collectivity in the nuclear shell model
On the other hand, when displaced twobody random ensembles are employed, the average energies decrease as the random component increases, and the rotor pattern remains unchanged.
A study of randomness, correlations and collectivity in the nuclear shell model