lin'ear induc'tion mo"tor
an electric motor in which a movable part moves in a straight line, with power being supplied by a varying magnetic field set up by a fixed part of the system, as a metal rail on the ground. Also,lin'ear-induc'tion mo"tor.Also called lin'ear mo'tor. Cf. induction motor.
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