inverter

[in-vur-ter]
Compare converter.

Origin of inverter

First recorded in 1605–15; invert + -er1
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Examples from the Web for inverter

Contemporary Examples of inverter

Historical Examples of inverter

  • We can use automobile batteries, and the inverter will give us 110 AC for a while, until the batteries run down.

    The Flaming Mountain

    Harold Leland Goodwin

  • They have a portable loud-speaker system, and there is an inverter, as you call it, at the transmitter.

    The Flaming Mountain

    Harold Leland Goodwin


British Dictionary definitions for inverter

inverter

invertor

noun
  1. any device for converting a direct current into an alternating current
  2. computing another name for NOT circuit
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inverter in Science

inverter

[ĭn-vûrtər]
  1. An electronic device that reverses the sign of the current or voltage of a signal or power source. Also called phase inverter
  2. An electrical device used to convert direct current into alternating current.
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