One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A rotary direct-current generator used in position- and speed-control systems, in which the output voltage can be varied by a small signal applied to a control field perpendicular to the main field; also, this system or method.
1930s; earliest use found in Scientific Abstracts. From French métadyne from méta- + -dyne.
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