Meaning of TRANSFORMER in English


-ȯrmər, -ȯ(ə)mə(r noun

( -s )

: one that transforms: as

a. : a device employing the principle of mutual induction to convert variations of current in a primary circuit into variations of voltage and current in a secondary circuit and typically consisting of two separate coils usually with different numbers of turns wound on the same closed laminated iron core — see autotransformer , current transformer , phasing transformer

b. : a mythical figure (as a culture hero) in the legends of primitive cultures noted for bringing about the present order of the world by transforming its previous order

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