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"generator" in British English

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generatornoun [C]

uk   /ˈdʒen.ə.reɪ.tər/  us   /-ɚ.eɪ.t̬ɚ/
a ​machine that ​produces something, ​especiallyelectricity
(Definition of generator from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"generator" in American English

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generatornoun [C]

 us   /ˈdʒen·əˌreɪt̬·ər/
a ​machine that ​produceselectricity
(Definition of generator from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"generator" in Business English

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generatornoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈdʒenəreɪtər/
PRODUCTION, NATURAL RESOURCES a ​machine that ​produces electricity: The ​turbineconnects to a generator and ​feedspower into the ​grid.
a ​person, ​company, ​government, etc. that ​produces something: a generator of sth Southern England is the ​chief generator of ​tax for the United Kingdom ​overall. an income/​economic/​revenue generator
UK PRODUCTION, NATURAL RESOURCES a ​company that ​produces electricity: National Power, Britain's second largest generator, announced ​recordprofits yesterday.
(Definition of generator from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “generator”
in Arabic مُوَلِّد كَهْرَبائي…
in Korean 발전기…
in Portuguese gerador…
in Catalan generador…
in Japanese 発電機…
in Chinese (Simplified) 发生器, (尤指)发电机…
in Turkish elektrik enerjisi üreten makine, jeneratör…
in Russian генератор…
in Chinese (Traditional) 產生器, (尤指)發電機…
in Italian generatore, alternatore…
in Polish generator, prądnica…
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