inverter

[ in-vur-ter ]
/ ɪnˈvɜr tər /

noun

a person or thing that inverts.
Electricity. a device that converts direct current into alternating current.

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Origin of inverter

First recorded in 1605–15; invert + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for inverter

inverter

invertor

/ (ɪnˈvɜːtə) /

noun

any device for converting a direct current into an alternating current
computing another name for NOT circuit
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Scientific definitions for inverter

inverter
[ ĭn-vûrtər ]

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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