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English definition of “motor”

motor

noun [C] (DEVICE)    /ˈməʊ.tər/ US  /ˈmoʊ.t̬ɚ/
B2 a device that changes electricity or fuel into movement and makes a machine work : The pump is powered by a small electric motor. Our washing machine needs a new motor.mainly US I've had a new motor (= engine ) put in my car .Engines and motorsThe engine and engine partsThe engine and engine partsEngines and motors
(Definition of motor noun (DEVICE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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