re; motors & engines

Old 04-01-2008, 06:46 AM
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According to Webster:
ENGINE; Any machine or device that transforms energy into work.
MOTOR; A machine or device that transforms the energy of water, steam, electricity, chemical, etc. into mechanical energy.- engine
the two are interchangable.
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Old 04-01-2008, 11:08 AM
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I've always used both terms but I've been told engines run on gas, motors are electrical.
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