Auto-transformer starting (of an a.c. motor)

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The process of starting an alternating-current motor with the primary winding initially connected to an auto-transformer, and then reconnected directly to the supply for the normal running conditions.

Please note that this is the term as it stands in the original IALAInternational Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities - AISM Dictionary edition (1970-1989)