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Motor

Two motors for an electric lawn mower
A Motor is a device that creates motion. It usually refers
to an engine of some kind. It may also specifically refer
to:
• Electric motor, a machine that converts electricity
into a mechanical motion
--- AC motor, an electric motor that is driven by
alternating current
∗ Synchronous motor, an alternating cur-
rent motor distinguished by a rotor spin-
ning with coils passing magnets at the
same rate as the alternating current and
resulting magnetic field which drives it
∗ Induction motor, also called a squirrel-
cage motor, a type of asynchronous alter-
nating current motor where power is sup-
plied to the rotating device by means of
electromagnetic induction
--- DCmotor, an electric motor that runs on direct
current electricity
∗ Brushed DC electric motor, an internally
commutated electric motor designed to
be run from a direct current power source
∗ Brushless DC motor, a synchronous elec-
tric motor which is powered by direct
current electricity and has an electroni-
cally controlled commutation system, in-
stead of a mechanical commutation sys-
tem based on brushes
--- Electrostatic motor, a type of electric motor
based on the attraction and repulsion of elec-
tric charge
--- Engines, which are very commonly called
“motors”
--- Servo motor, an electric motor that operates a
servo, commonly used in robotics
--- Starter motor, for starting an internal-
combustion engine of a vehicle.
--- Stepper motor, a type of electric motor capa-
ble of rotating its output shaft in equally spaced
fractions of a full rotation, known as steps
--- Internal fan-cooled electric motor, an electric
motor that is self-cooled by a fan, typically
used for motors with a high energy density
• Actuator, a mechanical device for moving or con-
trolling a mechanism or system
• Hydraulic motor, a machine that converts the energy
of pressurized liquid flow into mechanical motion
• Rocket motor, usually refers to solid rocket engines
• Molecular motor, the agents of movement in living
organisms
--- Synthetic molecular motor, molecular ma-
chines capable of rotation under energy input
• Nanomotor, a molecular device capable of convert-
ing energy into movement
• Pneumatic motor, a machine that converts the en-
ergy of compressed air into mechanical motion
• “Motor Car” or “Motor”, alternate terms for an
automobile
1 Other uses
• Motor language, extinct since the 1840s, a Uralic
language that was spoken in the northern region of
the Sayan Mountains in Siberia
1.1 Biology
• Motor system, the physiological system that is re-
sponsible for physical movement
--- Motor neuron, neurons that originate in the
spinal cord and synapse with muscle fibers
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2 2 PUBLICATIONS
--- Motor skill, the ability of an organism to use
the motor system effectively
--- Motor skill, motor created by uniten system
2 Publications
• The Motors, a British pub rock/punk band, formed
in 1977 by Nick Garvey, Andy McMaster, Ricky
Slaughter and Rob Hendry, who was replaced by
Bram Tchaikovsky the same year
• The Motor, defunct British magazine
• Motor (magazine), Australian magazine
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