What is motor?

  • (noun): A nonspecific agent that imparts motion.
    Example: "Happiness is the aim of all men and the motor of all action"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on motor, motors:

British Motor Holdings - History
... was in decline and decided that the remedy was to promote more mergers, particularly in the motor industry ... Chrysler was already buying into the Rootes Group, Leyland Motors had acquired Standard Triumph and Rover and had become a major automotive force ... The British Motor Corporation (BMC) was suffering a dramatic drop in its share of the home market ...
Stepper Motor
... A stepper motor (or step motor) is a brushless DC electric motor that divides a full rotation into a number of equal steps ... The motor's position can then be commanded to move and hold at one of these steps without any feedback sensor (an open-loop controller), as long as the motor is carefully sized to the application ... Switched reluctance motors are very large stepping motors with a reduced pole count, and generally are closed-loop commutated ...
British Motor Holdings
... British Motor Holdings Limited (BMH) was a short-lived British motor company formed as a result of the merging of British Motor Corporation Limited (BMC) and Jaguar on 14 December 1966 ... Thirteen months later on 17 January 1968 BMH merged with Leyland Motor Corporation to form the British Leyland Motor Corporation (BLMC) ...
Crash Test Dummy - History
... Ward, of Parsonstown, Ireland, was thrown out of a motor vehicle and killed ... years later, on September 13, 1899, Henry Bliss became North America's first motor vehicle fatality when hit while stepping off a New York City trolley ... then, over 20 million people worldwide have died due to motor vehicle accidents ...
Not Quite C - Simple Program Example
... A simple test program written in NQC for an RCX with a motor connected to output port A could look like this task main // main program { SetPower(OUT_A, OUT_FULL) // turn on motor A at 100 ...

More definitions of "motor":

  • (adj): Causing or able to cause motion.
    Example: "Motor energy"
    Synonyms: motive
  • (verb): Travel or be transported in a vehicle.
    Synonyms: drive
  • (noun): Machine that converts other forms of energy into mechanical energy and so imparts motion.
  • (adj): Conveying information to the muscles from the CNS.
    Example: "Motor nerves"
    Synonyms: centrifugal

Famous quotes containing the word motor:

    What shall we do with country quiet now?
    A motor drones insanely in the blue
    Like a bad bird in a dream.
    Babette Deutsch (1895–1982)

    The motor idles.
    Over the immense upland
    the pulse of their blossoming
    thunders through us.
    Denise Levertov (b. 1923)

    We disparage reason.
    But all the time it’s what we’re most concerned with.
    There’s will as motor and there’s will as brakes.
    Reason is, I suppose, the steering gear.
    Robert Frost (1874–1963)