Definition of Substation

1. Noun. A subsidiary station where electricity is transformed for distribution by a low-voltage network.

Generic synonyms: Station



Definition of Substation

1. Noun. A site where electricity supplied by long-distance (high-voltage) transmission lines is transformed and/or regulated for local (low-voltage) distribution. ¹

2. Noun. A satellite police station serving one neighborhood or part of a larger jurisdiction. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Substation

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Substation

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substation (current term)
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Literary usage of Substation

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1. International Library of Technology: A Series of Textbooks for Persons by International Textbook Company (1908)
"If the current supplied from the substation to the consumers is utilized as alternating current, the substation is equipped with step-down transformers that ..."

2. Electric Railway Engineering by Charles Francis Harding, Dressel Dewitt Ewing (1916)
"CHAPTER XII substation AND POWER STATION LOAD CURVES Whereas the previous chapters have been devoted to the operation of cars and trains with the ultimate ..."

3. Electric Railway Engineering by Charles Francis Harding, Dressel Dewitt Ewing (1916)
"CHAPTER XII substation AND POWER STATION LOAD CURVES Whereas the previous chapters have been devoted to the operation of cars and trains with the ultimate ..."

4. Telephones and Telegraphs: 1902: And Municipal Electric Fire Alarm and by United States Bureau of the Census, William Mott Steuart, Thomas Commerford Martin, Arthur Vaughan Abbott, William Mayer, jr (1906)
"The magneto substation embraces a receiver, a transmitter, a battery to actuate the transmitter, a magneto generator with which to signal the central office ..."

5. Electric Central Station Distribution Systems, Their Design and Construction by Harry Barnes Gear, Paul Francis Williams (1911)
"The substation involves an investment in real estate (or a rental charge), ... It therefore becomes profitable to establish a substation when the amount ..."

6. Electric Central Station Distribution Systems, Their Design and Construction by Harry Barnes Gear, Paul Francis Williams (1911)
"It therefore becomes profitable to establish a substation when the amount required to pay fixed charges on the substation investment and its operating ..."

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