Meaning of CONVERTER in English

CONVERTER

n.

Pronunciation: k ə n- ' v ə r-t ə r

Function: noun

Date: 1533

: one that converts: as a : the furnace used in the Bessemer process b or con · ver · tor \ - ' v ə r-t ə r \ : a device employing mechanical rotation for changing electrical energy from one form to another (as from direct current to alternating current or vice versa) also : a radio device for converting one frequency to another c : a device for adapting a television or radio receiver to receive channels or frequencies for which it was not orig. designed <a cable converter > <FM converter > d : a device that accepts data in one form and converts it to another <analog-digital converter > e : CATALYTIC CONVERTER

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