Commutator



[kom-yuh-tey-ter] /ˈkɒm yəˌteɪ tər/

noun
1.
Electricity.

2.
Mathematics. the element equal to the product of two given elements in a group multiplied on the right by the product of the inverses of the elements.
/ˈkɒmjʊˌteɪtə/
noun
1.
a device used to reverse the direction of flow of an electric current
2.
the segmented metal cylinder or disc mounted on the armature shaft of an electric motor, generator, etc, used to make electrical contact with the rotating coils and ensure unidirectional current flow
n.

1839, agent noun in Latin form from Latin commutare (see commute (v.)).
commutator
(kŏm’yə-tā’tər)

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