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A turbine is an engine that turns fluid movement into energy.

Simple turbines have a shaft with a blade on it. Moving fluids, such as water or air, push the blades so that they turn around with the shaft. The turning movement is most often used to turn a generator. Early turbine examples are windmills and water wheels. Turbine blades can also be turned to move a fluid. This is how simple propeller airplanes work.

A casing can be placed around the turbine to control the movement of the fluid.


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