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Meaning of "diesel-electric" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF DIESEL-ELECTRIC

diesel-electric play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF DIESEL-ELECTRIC

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conjunction
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Diesel-Electric can act as a noun and an adjective.
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WHAT DOES DIESEL-ELECTRIC MEAN IN ENGLISH?

diesel-electric

Diesel-electric transmission

Diesel-electric transmission, or diesel-electric powertrain is used by a number of vehicle and ship types for providing locomotion. A diesel-electric transmission system includes a diesel engine connected to an electrical generator, creating electricity that powers electric traction motors. No clutch is required. Before diesel engines came into widespread use, a similar system, using a petrol engine and called petrol-electric or gas-electric, was sometimes used. For example see the petrol-electric railway locomotives produced by Dick, Kerr & Co. for use on the War Department Light Railways during World War I. This kind of power transmission is used on railways by diesel electric locomotives and diesel electric multiple units, as electric motors are able to supply full torque at 0 RPM. Diesel-electric systems are also used in submarines and surface ships and some land vehicles. In some high-efficiency applications, electrical energy may be stored in rechargeable batteries, in which case these vehicles can be considered as a class of hybrid electric vehicle.

Definition of diesel-electric in the English dictionary

The definition of diesel-electric in the dictionary is a locomotive fitted with a diesel engine driving an electric generator that feeds electric traction motors. Other definition of diesel-electric is of or relating to such a locomotive or system.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE DIESEL-ELECTRIC

dies non
dies non juridicus
diesel
diesel cycle
diesel engine
diesel fuel
diesel motor
diesel oil
diesel train
diesel-hydraulic
dieseling
dieselisation
dieselization
dieselize
dieses
diesis
diester
diestock
diestrus

WORDS THAT END LIKE DIESEL-ELECTRIC

bioelectric
dielectric
dynamoelectric
electric
ferroelectric
geometric
hydroelectric
isoelectric
magnetoelectric
metric
myoelectric
nonelectric
pediatric
photoelectric
piezoelectric
preelectric
pyroelectric
thermoelectric
triboelectric
turbo-electric

Synonyms and antonyms of diesel-electric in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «diesel-electric» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF DIESEL-ELECTRIC

Find out the translation of diesel-electric to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of diesel-electric from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «diesel-electric» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

柴电
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

diesel-eléctrico
570 millions of speakers

English

diesel-electric
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

डीजल, बिजली
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

تعمل بالديزل والكهرباء
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

дизель-электроход
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

diesel -elétrico
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ডিজেল ইলেকট্রিক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

diesel-électrique
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Diesel-elektrik
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Diesel-Elektro-
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ディーゼル発電機の
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

디젤 - 전기
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Diesel-listrik
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

diesel-điện
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

டீசல் மின்சார
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

डिझेल-इलेक्ट्रिक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

dizel-elektrik
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

diesel-elettrica
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

diesel -elektryczne
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

дизель - електрохід
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

diesel-electric
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

diesel - ηλεκτρικό
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

diesel -elektriese
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

dieselelektriska
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

diesel - elektrisk
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of diesel-electric

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «DIESEL-ELECTRIC»

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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «DIESEL-ELECTRIC» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about diesel-electric

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «DIESEL-ELECTRIC»

Discover the use of diesel-electric in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to diesel-electric and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Locomotive, Diesel Electric, 56 1/2" Gage, 44 Ton, 0-4-4-0, ...
Scope This manual is published for the information and guidance of the personnel concerned with the operation and maintenance of Davenport Besler Company 44 Ton, 400 HP, Diesel Electric Locomotive, providing information and  ...
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Electric and Diesel-Electric Locomotives
We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
Mulk Raj Anand, D. W. Hinde, 2011
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Pacific Marine Review: The National Magazine of Shipping
The Diesel electric has the greatest range of application of any of the economical drives (geared turbine and turbine electric not excepted). Because of the inherent merits of this drive, it is very suitably applied to merchant ships, barges, river ...
Alexander J. Dickie, Frank A. Stanley, 1922
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American Diesel Locomotives
diesel-electric locomotive was integrally linked with the development and application of steam railroad electrification. Electric railroad technology enabled the practical application of the diesel engine on American rails, and many of the benefits ...
Brian Solomon
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The Nautical Gazette
Two Shipping Board steamers are soon to be converted by C. D. Mallory & Company to Diesel electric drive, one for themselves and one for an associated concern. The Admiral Line will shortly place contracts to convert the four Moonlite class ...
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Electric Railways 1880-1990
If the latter requirement was absent, diesel traction would do, as in the case of the SR diesel-electric multiple-unit sets used on the Hastings lines. An early requirement arose when third rail reached Dover in 1959, and Continental boat trains ...
Michael C. Duffy, Institution of Electrical Engineers, 2003
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Comeng Vol 2: A History of Commonwealth Engineering Volume ...
Ansaldo, Italy—freight wagons Ateliers de Construction de Familleureux, S. A., Belgium—freight wagons Australian General Electric Pty Ltd—electric and diesel- electric locomotives Baldwin-Lima-Hamilton, USA—locomotives Beyer-Peacock  ...
John Dunn, 2008
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Pounder's Marine Diesel Engines: and Gas Turbines
This eighth edition retains the directness of approach and attention to essential detail that characterized its predecessors.
Doug Woodyard, 2003
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Transactions of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine ...
The analysis in the table does not include fuel. Taking the fuel consumption roughly at 0.55 pound per effective shaft horse-power hour for the Diesel and Diesel electric (which is very conservative), and twice this amount per shaft horse -power ...
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Hybrid Electric Vehicles: Principles and Applications with ...
There are a couple of main advantages why a diesel–electric system is used. First, if the propulsion were purely mechanical, then a rather large transmission system with gearbox etc. would be needed to create the needed torque in the wheels ...
Chris Mi, M. Abul Masrur, David Wenzhong Gao, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «DIESEL-ELECTRIC»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term diesel-electric is used in the context of the following news items.
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In the depths of a submarine dilemma | The Australian
The new submarines will be potent, large and very long range diesel-electric boats of about 4000 tonnes, bigger than the 3300-tonne Collins. «The Australian, Jul 15»
2
IMINT confirms Type 041 visit to Karachi - IHS Jane's 360
Satellite imagery has confirmed the visit to Karachi of a People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) Type 041 'Yuan'-class diesel-electric attack ... «IHS Jane's 360, Jul 15»
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Indian Navy fast-tracking Scorpene training programme - IHS Jane's …
... Mumbai from September, to operate six DCNS Scorpene diesel-electric submarines being licence-built by Mazagon Dockyard Limited (MDL) ... «IHS Jane's 360, Jul 15»
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Mexico's Cholula-Puebla tourist train gets the green light | Fox News …
The agreement gives the railway the right to provide service for 30 years, using 80-passenger diesel-electric engines that will pull the train at an ... «Fox News Latino, Jul 15»
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Essay: China's Submarine Solution for the Taiwan Strait - USNI News
“Picking up the quiet hum of a battery-powered, diesel-electric submarine in busy coastal waters is like trying to identify the sound of a single ... «USNI News, Jul 15»
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(NASDAQ:MPEL), GoPro (NASDAQ:GPRO), GrafTech International
... sells construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines, and diesel-electric locomotives worldwide. «wsnewspublishers, Jul 15»
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Indian Ocean: A Zone of Benefits or Conflicts? | Sri Lanka Guardian
Ultimately, it was not surprising that China is willing to sell not nuclear but eight diesel-electric submarines to Pakistan. As mentioned earlier ... «Sri Lanka Guardian, Jul 15»
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New Flyer Industries Inc. | Orange County Awards New Flyer …
... of transit buses including drive systems powered by: clean diesel, natural gas, diesel-electric hybrid, electric trolley and now, battery-electric. «Canada NewsWire, Jul 15»
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Shell's Arctic program hits new snag - OE Digital
It has a diesel-electric engine from Wartsila and two Aquamaster azimuth thrusters producing 15MW. It also has a bollard pull of 230-ton. «OE Digital, Jul 15»
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General Electric Co. (GE) Among Biggest DJIA Losers on July 6 …
... a manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. «Equities.com, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Diesel-Electric [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/diesel-electric>. Dec 2019 ».
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