Rotor vs Motor - What's the difference?

rotor | motor |


As nouns the difference between rotor and motor

is that rotor is a rotating part of a mechanical device, for example in an electric motor, generator, alternator or pump while motor is a machine or device that converts any form of energy into mechanical energy, or imparts motion.

As an adjective motor is

(biology) describing neurons that create the ability to move.

As a verb motor is

to drive around leisurely in a motorised vehicle.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

rotor

English

(wikipedia rotor)

Noun

(en noun)
  • A rotating part of a mechanical device, for example in an electric motor, generator, alternator or pump.
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  • The wing of a helicopter or similar aircraft.
  • motor

    English

    (wikipedia motor)

    Alternative forms

    * motour (very rare)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A machine or device that converts any form of energy into mechanical energy, or imparts motion.
  • (lb) A motor car, or automobile.
  • *
  • *:It was flood-tide along Fifth Avenue; motor , brougham, and victoria swept by on the glittering current; pretty women glanced out from limousine and tonneau; young men of his own type, silk-hatted, frock-coated, the crooks of their walking sticks tucked up under their left arms, passed on the Park side.
  • (lb) A source of power for something, an inspiration, a driving force.
  • Synonyms

    * engine

    Derived terms

    * electric motor * linear motor * motorbike * motorcycle * motorcyclist * motorise * motorist * motor oil * motor scooter * motor trade * motor unit * motor vehicle * outboard motor * rocket motor * shaded-pole motor

    Adjective

    (-)
  • (biology) describing neurons that create the ability to move
  • She has excellent motor skills.

    Derived terms

    * motor unit

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To drive around leisurely in a motorised vehicle.
  • (slang) To leave.
  • I gotta motor .