A turbine (frae the Laitin turbo, a vortex, relatit tae the Greek τύρβη, tyrbē, meanin "turbulence"),[1][2] is a rotary mechanical device that extracts energy frae a fluid flow an converts it intae uisefu wirk.

A steam turbine wi the case opened.

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  1. "turbine"."turbid". Online Etymology Dictionary.
  2. τύρβη. Liddell, Henry George; Scott, Robert; A Greek–English Lexicon at the Perseus Project.