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converter

or con·ver·tor

[ kuhn-vur-ter ]
/ kənˈvɜr tər /
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noun
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Origin of converter

First recorded in 1525–35; convert1 + -er1
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How to use converter in a sentence

  • The steel itself as it was poured from the convertor was found to be not more than one-sixty-fourth as hot as the sun.

British Dictionary definitions for converter

converter

convertor

/ (kənˈvɜːtə) /

noun
a person or thing that converts
physics
  1. a device for converting alternating current to direct current or vice versa
  2. a device for converting a signal from one frequency to another or from analogue to digital forms
a vessel in which molten metal is refined, using a blast of air or oxygenSee also Bessemer converter, L-D converter
computing a device for converting one form of coded information to another, such as an analogue-to-digital converter
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Scientific definitions for converter

converter
[ kən-vûrtər ]

An electrical device that changes the form of an electric signal or power source, as by converting alternating current to direct current, or an analog signal to a digital signal. Compare rectifier transformer.
An electronic device that changes the frequency of a radio or other electromagnetic signal.
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