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(Reguidit frae Petrol ingine)
A V6 internal combustion ingine frae a Mercedes caur

An ingine or motor is a machine designed tae convert energy intae uisefu mechanical motion.[1][2] Heat ingines, includin internal combustion ingines an freemit combustion ingines (lik steam ingines) burn a fuel tae creaut heat, that then creates motion. Electric motors convert electrical energy intae mechanical motion, pneumatic motors uise compressed air an ithers — lik clockwirk motors in wind-up toys — uise elastic energy. In biological seestems, molecular motors, lik myosins in muscles, uise chemical energy tae creaut motion.

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  1. "Motor". Dictionary.reference.com. Retrieved 9 Mey 2011. 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"