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USAGE NOTE
The feminine form of the adjective can be "motora" or "motriz."
motor(
moh
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tohr
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (mechanics)
a. motor
El taxista dejó el motor encendido mientras esperaba.The taxi driver left the motor running while he waited.
b. engine
El motor anda a gasolina.The engine is powered by gasoline.
2. (thrust)
a. driving force
La pobreza y la desigualdad fueron los motores de la revolución.Poverty and inequality were the driving forces behind the revolution.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
3. (motion generating)
a. motor
El niño tiene problemas de habilidad motora.The boy is having problems with his motor skills.
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motor
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (general)
a. motor
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
2. (aparato)
a. motor, engine
motor de arranquestarter, starting motor
motor de combustión internainternal combustion engine
motor diesel/de gasolinadiesel/fuel engine
motor de dos/cuatro tiempostwo/four stroke engine
motor eléctricoelectric motor
motor de explosiónspark-ignition engine
motor fuera bordaoutboard motor
motor de inyección/reacciónfuel-injection/jet engine
3. (fuerza)
a. driving force
4. (sports)
a.
el motor del equipothe team dynamo
5. (causa)
a. instigator, cause
6. (computers)
a.
motor de búsquedasearch engine
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motor
adjective
1 (Técnica) motive; motor; (EEUU)
potencia motora motive power
2 (Anatomía) motor
motor; engine
motor eléctrico electric motor o engine; un motor de seis cilindros a six-cylinder engine; con seis motores six-engined; con motor power-driven; aviación con motor powered flight
motor a chorro motor a reacción jet engine
motor de arranque starter; starter motor
motor de aviación aircraft engine
motor de búsqueda (Internet) search engine
motor de combustión interna motor de explosión internal combustion engine
motor de inyección fuel-injected engine
motor delantero front-mounted engine
motor de puesta en marcha starter; starter motor
motor diesel diesel engine
motor fuera (de) borda outboard motor
motor refrigerado por aire air-cooled engine
motor trasero rear-mounted engine
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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