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4 years 7 months ago - 4 years 7 months ago #204489 by BillyP
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To me the internal combustion bizzo is an Engine ……………..not a motor ……….

So what is the difference between an engine and a motor.???????????...……..
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I CAME INTO THIS WORLD WITH NOTHING & STILL HAVE MOST OF IT.........................

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4 years 7 months ago #204491 by grandad
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To me, an engine develops its own power, whereas a motors' power is developed somewhere else and fed to it.

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4 years 7 months ago #204492 by Mrsmackpaul
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Dunno

We have electric motors not electric engine
We have steam engines not steam motors
We have hydraulic motors not hydraulic engines

Dunno if Im helping or not

Paul

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4 years 7 months ago #204495 by paulc20
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Of course for Poms, "motor" means the whole car.

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4 years 7 months ago #204501 by jeffo
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What about search engines? You don't hear the geeks talk of search motors.

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4 years 7 months ago #204502 by allan
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And the 'engine' term for computers goes way back, to Babbage's (mechanical) Difference Engine and his later Analytical Engine in the 1830s! That's not a typo - 1830s!

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Analytical_Engine

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4 years 7 months ago - 4 years 7 months ago #204503 by Lang
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motor (n.)
"one who or that which imparts motion," mid-15c., "controller, prime mover (in reference to God);" from Late Latin motor, literally "mover," agent noun from past-participle stem of Latin movere "to move" (from PIE root *meue- "to push away"). Sense of "agent or force that produces mechanical motion" is first recorded 1660s; that of "machine that supplies motive power" is from 1856. Motor-home is by 1966. Motor-scooter is from 1919. First record of slang motor-mouth "fast-talking person" 1970's.

Engine Origin

Middle English (formerly also as ingine ): from Old French engin, from Latin ingenium ‘talent, device’, from in- ‘in’ + gignere ‘beget’; compare with ingenious. The original sense was ‘ingenuity, cunning’ (surviving in Scots as ingine ), hence ‘the product of ingenuity, a plot or snare’, also ‘tool, weapon’, later specifically denoting a large mechanical weapon; whence a machine (mid 17th century), used commonly later in combinations such as steam engine, internal combustion engine .
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4 years 7 months ago #204505 by 600Dodge
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Mrsmackpaul wrote: Dunno

We have electric motors not electric engine
We have steam engines not steam motors
We have hydraulic motors not hydraulic engines

Dunno if Im helping or not

Paul


I am both a mechanic and an electrician and that is possibly the easiest to understand explanation Ive ever heard.
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4 years 7 months ago #204506 by Lang
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We also have Railway Engines AND Rail Motors.

A rail motor almost universally means a small train with a petrol or diesel mo..., en...................... internal combustion propulsion. Hold on, aren't there big trains powered by diesel electric. Maybe these are engines with motors?

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4 years 7 months ago #204507 by BillyP
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.Sounds so simple when you first think about it, doesn't it, ????????/
So here is another simple version...………
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engineering.mit.edu/engage/ask-an-engine...motor-and-an-engine/
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I CAME INTO THIS WORLD WITH NOTHING & STILL HAVE MOST OF IT.........................

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