A motor or engine is a machine designed to convert energy into useful mechanical motion.[1][2]

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Motors can be categorised according to the substance they use to create the mechanical motion. As such, (bio)fuel motors, compressed air motors and electric motors can be distinguished.

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  1. "Motor". Dictionary.reference.com. Retrieved 2011-05-09. "a person or thing that imparts motion, esp. a contrivance, as a steam engine, that receives and modifies energy from some natural source in order to utilize it in driving machinery."
  2. Dictionary.com: (World heritage) "3. any device that converts another form of energy into mechanical energy so as to produce motion"

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