Engine (disambiguation)

Engine (disambiguation)

An engine is a device that converts potential energy into mechanical work.

Engine may also refer to:

In thermodynamics:
* Heat engine, a physical or theoretical device that converts thermal energy to mechanical output
* Reciprocating engine, a heat engine that uses one or more pistons
* Internal combustion engine, an engine in which the combustion of fuel and an oxidizer occurs in a confined space
** Diesel engine
** Wankel engine, a type of internal combustion engine
** Pulse jet engine, an internal combustion engine wherein the combustion occurs in pulses
* External combustion engine, an engine where an internal fluid is heated through the engine wall or a heat exchanger
** Steam engine, an external combustion engine that converts steam into mechanical work
* Carnot heat engine, a hypothetical engine that operates on the reversible Carnot cycle
* Stirling engine, a closed-cycle regenerative hot air engine

In rail transport:
*Locomotive, the car of a train that carries the actual engine(s) and pulls the rest of the train
*Electric locomotive, which carries the electric motors of the train

In computer science:
*Engine (computer science), a construct providing timed preemption
*Software engine, a computer program that outputs source code or markup code that simultaneously becomes the input to another computer process.
*Search engine, an information retrieval system designed to find information on a computer system
*Game engine, the core software component of a computer or video game
*Layout engine, software that formats web content for display on the screen
*Rendering engine, software or hardware, which converts specifications for images into pixels
*Ray-tracing engine, software which renders a scene by tracing simulated rays of light
*Polymorphic engine or mutation engine, an early conceptual or mechanical calculating device
*Difference engine, a mechanical calculator designed to tabulate polynomial functions
*Analytical engine, a concept for a computer, designed by Charles Babbage

In literature:
*The Engine, a fictional device described in Gulliver's Travels

In television:
*Engine, a giant living machine in the Japanese Super Sentai TV series "Engine Sentai Go-onger"
*Engine (TV series), a Japanese television drama starring Takuya Kimura

ee also

*Motor, a device which converts electrical or hydraulic energy into motion

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