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Noun Concept
Categories: English inventions, Steam engines, Energy conversion, Articles with short description, Piston engines
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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 & WordNet 2020
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