[ ik-sahy-ter ]
/ ɪkˈsaɪ tər /


a person or thing that excites.
Electricity. an auxiliary generator that supplies energy for the excitation of another electric machine.

Origin of exciter

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at excite, -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for exciter

/ (ɪkˈsaɪtə) /


a person or thing that excites
a small generator that excites a larger machine
an oscillator producing a transmitter's carrier wave
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