Electricity. a device that converts direct current into alternating current.
Origin of inverter
First recorded in 1605–15; invert
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We can use automobile batteries, and the inverter will give us 110 AC for a while, until the batteries run down.
They have a portable loud-speaker system, and there is an inverter, as you call it, at the transmitter.
British Dictionary definitions for inverter
any device for converting a direct current into an alternating current
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An electronic device that reverses the sign of the current or voltage of a signal or power source. Also called phase inverter
An electrical device used to convert direct current into alternating current.
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