Mo"tor(?), n. [L., fr. movere, motum, to move.] 1. One who, or that which, imparts motion; a source of mechanical power.
(Mach.) A prime mover; a machine by means of which a source of power, as steam, moving water, electricity, etc., is made available for doing mechanical work.
3. A motor car; an automobile.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]
Mo*to"ri*al(?), } a. [L. motorius that has motion. See Motor, n.] Causing or setting up motion; pertaining to organs of motion; -- applied especially in physiology to those nerves or nerve fibers which only convey impressions from a nerve center to muscles, thereby causing motion.
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