Parsons-stage steam turbine

Parsons-stage steam turbine

[′pär·sənz ¦stāj ′stēm ′tər·bən]
(mechanical engineering)
A steam turbine having a reaction-type stage in which the pressure drop occurs partially across the stationary nozzles and partly across the rotating blades.
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