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substation

noun uk   /ˌsʌbˈsteɪ.ʃən/ us  

substation noun (ELECTRICITY)

electricity substation a place that allows electricity to go from one part of the electricity production system to another

substation noun (PART OF ORGANIZATION)

[C] US a division of an organization that works under the general control of a larger office: a police substation
Translations of “substation”
in Chinese (Traditional) 電…
in Chinese (Simplified) 电…
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