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locomotive

noun [C] uk   /ˌləʊ.kəˈməʊ.tɪv/ us    /ˌloʊ.kəˈmoʊ.t̬ɪv/ (UK informal loco)
the engine of a trainTrains and parts of trains

locomotive

adjective uk   /ˌləʊ.kəˈməʊ.tɪv/ us    /ˌloʊ.kəˈmoʊ.t̬ɪv/
relating to movement or the ability to moveParticular theories and concepts in physics
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