Definition of Gas turbine

1. Noun. Turbine that converts the chemical energy of a liquid fuel into mechanical energy by internal combustion; gaseous products of the fuel (which is burned in compressed air) are expanded through a turbine.

Definition of Gas turbine

1. Noun. An internal combustion engine consisting of a compressor, a combustion chamber and a turbine, where the turbine mechanically powers the compressor. ¹

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Medical Definition of Gas turbine

1. (combustion turbine) A turbine that converts the energy of hot compressed gases (produced by burning fuel in compressed air) into mechanical power. Often fired by natural gas or fuel oil. (05 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gas Turbine

gas scavengers
gas service
gas shell
gas shift process
gas station
gas stations
gas stove
gas syringe
gas syringes
gas system
gas tank
gas tanks
gas thermometer
gas truck
gas trucks
gas turbine (current term)
gas turbines
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Literary usage of Gas turbine

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1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"Another cost saving would arise from the fact that a gas- turbine power plant costs ... The gas turbine would provide about 20 percent of the power from ..."

2. The Engineering Index Annual for by American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1907)
"The gas turbine. Some Tests of its Practical Efficiency. CE Lucke. ... Discusses the probability of making the gas turbine a commercial success, ..."

3. Projected Costs of Generating Electricity: 2005 Update by OECD Nuclear Energy Agency, International Energy Agency (2005)
"The combination of gas and steam turbines is called a combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT). gas turbine technology benefited greatly during the 1980s from ..."

4. Volcanic Ash and Aviation Safety: Proceedings of the First International edited by T. J. Casadevall (1995)
"Measurement programs designed to ascertain the response of gas turbine engines ... gas turbine engines are routinely tested for the effect of ingestion of ..."

5. Steam Turbines: With an Appendix on Gas Turbines and the Future of Heat Engines by Aurel Stodola (1905)
"THE gas turbine. The work process that naturally suggests itself for a gas ... The ideal gas turbine would therefore give the same economy as the ideal ..."

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