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alternator

al·ter·na·tor

alternator

 
pronunciation:
awl tr neI tr
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part of speech: noun
definition: a generator which produces alternating electrical current.
Word Parts
The word alternator contains the following parts:
alter, altr Latin root that means other; change
-ator Latin noun-forming suffix that means a person or thing that does
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The suffix -ator turns verbs ending in -ate into nouns. It is a compound of -ate + -or.