Definition of Revolutions per minute
1. Noun. Rate of revolution of a motor. "The engine was doing 6000 revs"
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Literary usage of Revolutions per minute
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"This effect is apparent at anything over 100 revolutions per minute. At lower speeds the flash is seen to be intermittent, but this in nowise affects the ..."
2. The Electrical Engineer (1893)
"With regard to slow-speed machines of 400 revolutions per minute, ... It is thus seen that a machine of 400 revolutions per minute costs twice as much as a ..."
3. Personal Cars and China =: Si Ren Jiao Che Yu Zhongguo by Zhongguo gong cheng yuan, National Research Council (U.S.) (2003)
"... (Ibm/hp-hr) 2000 2200 2400 2600 2800 Peak flame temperature (K) FIGURE 4-10 Limits of diesel combustion at 1500 revolutions per minute (rpm). ..."
4. Science Abstracts by Institution of Electrical Engineers (1900)
"The rotating part of the three-phaser is an inductor wheel with 64 radial poles on its circumference, which makes 93'75 revolutions per minute. ..."
5. Report of the Annual Meeting (1862)
"The rate which was the most natural was forty revolutions per minute, ... With the speed increased to 45*7 revolutions per minute, the quantities of air ..."
6. Transactions of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers by American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1906)
"A roller thrust used on a vertical motor made a test run of 24 hours with a load of 2750 pounds at 740 to 750 revolutions per minute. It was run absolutely ..."
7. Transactions of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers by American Institute of Electrical Engineers (1908)
"By AIEK GAS-ENGINE REGULATION FOR DIRECT-CONNECTED UNITS BY CHARLES E. LUCRE The speed of an engine may be expressed in revolutions per minute, or in terms ..."
8. Memoir of Samuel Slater: The Father of American Manufactures by George Savage White (1836)
"Multiply the number of teeth which it contains by its revolutions per minute, and divide the product by the number of teeth in the pinion which is fixed on ..."