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"horse power, actual"

Definition #1 for "horse power, actual"

The rate of activity of a machine, as actually developed in condition for use. It is less than the indicated or total horse power, because diminished by the hurtful resistances of friction, and other sources of waste. It is the horse power that can be used in practise, and which in the case of a motor can be taken from the fly-wheel.


Definition #2 for "horse power, actual"

The ratio of torque into rpm


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