[ in-vur-ter ]
/ ɪnˈvɜr tər /


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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for inverter



/ (ɪnˈvɜːtə) /


any device for converting a direct current into an alternating current
computing another name for NOT circuit
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Scientific definitions for 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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