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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a motor-driven (Mach) Driven or actuated by a motor, esp. by an individual electric motor. An electric motor forms an integral part of many machine tools in numerous modern machine shops.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • motor-driven Driven or propelled by a motor or engine: applied to vehicles.
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Driven by a motor - This is used to describe people with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder when they talk excessively: 'they act as if driven by a motor.'


In literature:

Moments later, the atomic battery-driven motors droned mournfully, and the bus pulled away.
"The Hoofer" by Walter M. Miller
Ten minutes later a motor car, driven at a furious pace, dashed round the corner at the far end of the street, and sped towards us.
"The Red Hand of Ulster" by George A. Birmingham
Some of these are driven by four motors and carry eleven persons, besides guns and ammunition.
"Aircraft and Submarines" by Willis J. Abbot
It was driven by six 240 horsepower Maybach motors, arranged practically as before.
"Zeppelin" by Harry Vissering
The fan of the centrifugal pump was 5.25 ft. diameter, and was driven by the motor of the bucket ladder.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 7" by Various
The usual type of garden tractor consists of two large wheels with lugs on them to give traction and is driven by a one- or two-cylinder motor.
"A Living from the Land" by William B. Duryee
Alan let him pack and went down-stairs; a motor had just driven up to the house.
"The Indian Drum" by William MacHarg
It seemed to me that I'd never known the height of physical pleasure until I'd driven in a motor-car.
"The Lightning Conductor" by C. N. Williamson
Every other station on this coast, from Macklin to Cape Brender, has a lifeboat driven by a motor.
"Ruth Fielding at Lighthouse Point" by Alice B. Emerson
Only in the last days of the Chateau-Thierry operations had a plane driven by a Liberty motor flown over our lines.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume VIII (of VIII)" by various
The motor-car, driven by the man with the eye-glasses, had come to fetch my assailant.
"The Three Eyes" by Maurice Leblanc
On the previous evening, the nurse had driven away in a Red Cross motor car which was waiting at the station.
"The Woman of Mystery" by Maurice Leblanc
Neale had carried ashore the end of the painter and they moored the motor-boat safely to a stub driven into the sand above high-water mark.
"The Corner House Girls on Palm Island" by Grace Brooks Hill
Military wagons, both motor-driven and drawn by horses and mules, seemed an unending stream.
"The Dispatch-Riders" by Percy F. Westerman
Many small pumps are now driven electrically and are usually three-throw single-acting pumps driven from the electric motor by gearing.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 1" by Various
It was motor-driven and might carry a ton.
"Fighting Byng" by A. Stone
The above refers, of course, to a rubber-motor driven model.
"The Theory and Practice of Model Aeroplaning" by V. E. Johnson
Maxim decided upon constructing what was practically a huge compound kite driven by very powerful motors.
"The Romance of Modern Invention" by Archibald Williams
In Scotland the cylindrical form is used generally, either automatically or motor driven.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 16, Slice 6" by Various
I saw Hiram running toward the station; he fairly flew, his legs moving rapidly as though motor-driven.
"The Yazoo Mystery" by Irving Craddock

In news:

Conditions are even worse with conveyors driven by electric motors.
A shuttle driven by a hydraulic motor clamps the beginning of the alloy wire and pulls it through a forming die.
Eagle Rock rolls on with motor-driven roller conveyor.
Motor-driven roller conveyor is at the heart of a new order fulfillment system at the beverage distributor's facility.
14 actuators were driven by a closed-loop step-motor controller.
Plastic motor driven by light.
With the addition of two "value driven" floorplans, Thor Motor Coach has expanded its Palazzo line of diesel motorhomes.
Driven by variable-frequency drives, the Gen2.0 PremiumPlus+™ brushless permanent magnet motors have motor-only rated point efficiencies of 93 percent and 92 percent for 3- and 5-hp versions respectively.
The all-mechanical, servo-motor-driven press is available in single- and two-color models.
ABS introduced ABS EffeX, a comprehensive range of submersible sewage pumps driven by premium-efficiency motors that reduce energy consumption and environmental impact, at WEFTEC.09.
Inefficient motor-driven systems lead to the loss of power.
MOTOR, Iowa – For the past 21 years, no one has driven to this Clayton County ghost town without intending to do precisely that.
HONEYVILLE — A man on a motor -driven cycle was injured when he collided with a deer Tuesday in Honeyville.
Driven - your motoring news.
The US-made AEU-5000 Electric Operative Motor easily converts any standard air-driven delivery unit to a powerful electric motor system.

In science:

Such phenomena have in particular been studied in filament systems which are driven by molecular motors that temporarily form active crosslinks between filament pairs.
Mechanical oscillations at the cellular scale
Backward moves are not allowed, since ribosomes are strongly driven motors that move unidirectionally from 5’ to 3’.
Ribosome recycling, diffusion, and mRNA loop formation in translational regulation
It is driven by step motors controlled by a PC through RS232 serial interface.
"Pi of the Sky" - all-sky, real-time search for fast optical transients
The MST prototype design of the drive system has two independent axes: the azimuth axis and the elevation axis, one azimuth bearing and two elevation bearings. In order to have a high reliability and more flexibility, the azimuth axis is driven by two servo motors and the elevation axis by four servo motors.
Status of the CTA medium size telescope prototype
The source is driven in 2 mm steps via a 1.2 mm diameter steel wire by a stepper motor controlled by a PC.
The Presampler for the Forward and Rear Calorimeter in the ZEUS Detector
Stepper motors are driven by the electronic box, containing power supplies, microprocessor controllers and translator drives.
The All Sky Automated Survey
This apparatus was mounted on a stepper motor driven, 6-inch linear actuator.
Interference of diffraction and transition radiation and its application as a beam divergence diagnostic
Caulobacter crescentus has a single right-handed helical filament (Fig. 1b), driven by a rotary motor that can turn in either direction.
The hydrodynamics of swimming microorganisms
The helix is driven by a rotary motor embedded in the wall of the body, turning with angular speed Ωm relative to the body.
The hydrodynamics of swimming microorganisms
For example, the modes of an elastic rod driven by transverse oscillations at one end are useful for understanding the shape of a beating flagellum driven by motors distributed along its entire length.
The hydrodynamics of swimming microorganisms
We begin with the case of boundary actuation, in which an elastic filament is driven by a motor at its base.
The hydrodynamics of swimming microorganisms
The sliding is caused by the action of ATP-driven dynein motors, which are spaced every 24 nm along the microtubles .
The hydrodynamics of swimming microorganisms
Pismen, Motor-driven effective temperature and viscoelastic response of active matter, Phys.
The effective temperature
Fluctuation driven transport and models of molecular motors and pumps.
Field-control, phase-transitions, and life's emergence
Finally, fundamental questions on the constraints imposed by the “local detailed-balance conditions” on the rates of the various motor-driven processes [187] need to be addressed in the context of template-directed polymerization.
Template-directed biopolymerization: tape-copying Turing machines