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Noun Concept
Categories: 18th-century inventions, Energy conversion, Piston engines, English inventions, Steam power
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steam engine  double-expansion steam engine  double expansion engine  expansive working  high-pressure steam engine
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External-combustion engine in which heat is used to raise steam which either turns a turbine or forces a piston to move up and down in a cylinder WordNet 3.0
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External-combustion engine in which heat is used to raise steam which either turns a turbine or forces a piston to move up and down in a cylinder WordNet 3.0 & Open English WordNet
A steam engine is a heat engine that performs mechanical work using steam as its working fluid. Wikipedia
Heat engine that performs mechanical work using steam as its working fluid Wikidata
An external combustion engine that makes use of the thermal energy that exists in steam, converting it to mechanical work. OmegaWiki
Any heat engine that uses steam as its primary working fluid to do mechanical work. Wiktionary