Definition of alternator in English:

alternator

noun

  • A dynamo that generates an alternating current.

    • ‘The more copper and iron in the alternator, the less heat is generated, and more kilovolt amperes are capable of being produced.’
    • ‘You commonise parts such as batteries and alternators, not things the customer can see, like the window switches.’
    • ‘The charging voltage delivered from the alternator will then be too low, slowing the recharge process and often preventing a full recharge even after a long period of engine operation.’
    • ‘A new, stone-faced slate-roofed building will be created to house a power-generating turbine along with an alternator and electrical control panels connecting the power supply with United Utilities.’
    • ‘These oscillating sound waves in the traveling-wave engine drive the piston of a linear alternator that generates electricity.’

Pronunciation

alternator

/ˈɔːltəneɪtə//ˈɒltəneɪtə/