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Any machine that converts mechanical power into electrical power. Electromagnetic generators are the main source of electricity and may be driven by steam turbines, water turbines, internal-combustion engines, windmills, or by some moving part of any other machine. In power stations, generators produce alternating current and are often called alternators.

Subjects: Physics — Environmental Science.


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