• Branca's steam turbine
    Branca's steam turbine
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj turbinate in the shape of a coil
    • adj turbinate of or relating to the scroll-shaped turbinate bones in the nasal passages
    • n turbinate any of the scrolled spongy bones of the nasal passages in man and other vertebrates
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Longitudinal section of steam turbine Longitudinal section of steam turbine
Compound steam turbine Compound steam turbine
Dynamo driven by De Laval turbine Dynamo driven by De Laval turbine

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Turbinate (Bot) Shaped like a top, or inverted cone; narrow at the base, and broad at the apex; as, a turbinated ovary, pericarp, or root.
    • Turbinate (Zoöl) Spiral with the whorls decreasing rapidly from a large base to a pointed apex; -- said of certain shells.
    • v. i Turbinate To revolve or spin like a top; to whirl.
    • Turbinate (Anat) Turbinal.
    • Turbinate Whirling in the manner of a top. "A spiral and turbinated motion of the whole."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n turbinate A turbinate body.
    • turbinate Shaped like a whipping-top. Specifically— In botany, shaped like a top or a cone inverted; narrow at the base and broad at the apex: as, a turbinate germ, nectary, or pericarp.
    • turbinate In anatomy, whorled or scroll-like in shape; turbinal; spongy in texture, or full of cavities: applied to certain bones and parts of bones in the nasal fossæ.
    • turbinate Whirling in the manner of a top.
    • turbinate To fashion like a top.
    • turbinate To revolve like a top; spin; whirl.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Turbinate shaped like a top or inverted cone: spiral:
    • adjs Turbinate (anat.) whorled in shape: whirling like a top
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. turbinatus, fr. turbo, turben, turbinis, a whirl, top
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. turbo, turbinis, a whirl—turbāre, to disturb—turba, disorder.


In literature:

But now, by means of a small turbine, an excellent effect is produced from high heads of water.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 312, December 24, 1881" by Various
However, the turbinals are very complex.
"Life History of the Kangaroo Rat" by Charles T. Vorhies and Walter P. Taylor
Tom slammed shut the turbine throttle, bringing his craft to a gliding halt in the water.
"Tom Swift and The Visitor from Planet X" by Victor Appleton
They lay side by side outside the saloon of the Channel turbine steamer.
"Letters from France" by C. E. W. Bean
Superior and inferior turbinated bodies.
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce
The power plant proper of the dam was not yet wholly installed, only the dam and turbine-ways being completed.
"The Sagebrusher" by Emerson Hough
Lefell's improved Double Turbine Water Wheels in operation than any other kind.
"Scientific American, Volume XXXVI., No. 8, February 24, 1877" by Various
The score is full of the revolutions of wheels, of delicate clockwork movements, of screws and turbines.
"Musical Portraits" by Paul Rosenfeld
Running water is a most convenient and cheap power, which is often utilized in water wheels and turbines.
"The Home Medical Library, Volume V (of VI)" by Various
The turbines whistle reflectively.
"With The Night Mail" by Rudyard Kipling

In poetry:

So they begin to see and know.
In din of started turbines roaring
Mother seems not their mother now,
And you not you, and home is foreign.
"So they begin. With two years gone..." by Boris Pasternak
Hulks of black turbines all mangled and roaring,
Battering egress through ramparted walls…
Mouthing of engines, made rabid with power,
Into the holocaust snorting and plunging…
"The Song Of Iron" by Lola Ridge

In news:

Ever since the earliest turbines were installed in California in the 1980s, the US Department of Defense (DOD) has had an unfavorable view of wind energy, as wind turbines interfered with radar systems.
Eigthy-seven 450-foot-tall wind turbines dot the landscape in Benton County, Ind.
Meet a Gargantuan Wind Turbine, the 7- Megawatt V164.
The Vermont utility building a 21-turbine wind power project on Lowell Mountain is facing a - 8:15 am.
On Jan 10, 2011, agricultural pilot Stephen Allen, of Courtland, was killed after his airplane struck an unmarked 198-foot tower on Webb Tract Island to evaluate the potential of wind turbines in that location.
Wind Energy, Noise Pollution Living near wind turbines can be hazardous to your health.
2,000 turbines over 200,000 acres at cost that could reach $6 billion.
The EcoJet next to a Chrysler Turbine Car from 1963.
Research into streamlining turbine blade airflow using various technologies.
I am interested in hooking up with an energy co-op or contractors in my area to help me build wind turbines on my farm.
The Stair Tower Module System will be put inside wind turbines to allow for safer entrance and exit for workers.
0Next month, Leelanau Community Energy plans to start the process of constructing a wind turbine in Northport.
Venture firms abandon wind power amid a glut of turbine production.
Judge Henry Cohn rejected opponents' claims that the six turbines proposed for Colebrook would unduly hurt the environment or harm neighbors.
Turbin shines, too, at RB.

In science:

Tregub, the supervisor of the previous shift at the 4-th unit told the following. “First, I heard a characteristic noise of a shutting-down turbine generator.
On the possible physical mechanism of Chernobyl catastrophe and the unsoundness of official conclusion
Conversely, simulation of fluid flow is not so efficient, and wind tunnel testing is often used for aircraft and turbine design.
A random walk approach to quantum algorithms
Korolyuk V.S., Turbin A.F., Mathematical foundation of state lumping of large systems, Kluwer Acad.
Asymptotic expansion of semi-Markov random evolutions
Bessel equations of high order and their solutions - Bessel functions of high order - were studied by Turbin and Plotkin in .
Distribution Function of Markovian Random Evolution in Rn
However solar energy (in summer) and wind power (the turbine mounted on a tower to place it above the boundary layer, where a steady wind blows) could provide a clean energy source for observatories.
Astronomy in Antarctica