come from

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Turbines have been around for a long time—windmills and water wheels are early examples. The name comes from the Latin turbo, meaning vortex, and thus the defining property of a turbine is that a fluid or gas turns the blades of a rotor, which is attached to a shaft that can perform useful work.

Submitted on July 07, 2010

Additional definitions for 'come from':

come fromTo have as one's birthplace or nationality.
come fromTo derive one's opinion or argument from; to take as a conceptual starting point.
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