[trans-doo-ser, -dyoo-, tranz-]
- a device that receives a signal in the form of one type of energy and converts it to a signal in another form: A microphone is a transducer that converts acoustic energy into electrical impulses.
Origin of transducer
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The two readings were electronically added and fed into the transducer for automatic transmission.The Thirst Quenchers
- any device, such as a microphone or electric motor, that converts one form of energy into another
Word Origin for transducer
C20: from Latin transducere to lead across, from trans- + ducere to lead
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Word Origin and History for transducer
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- A device that converts one type of energy or signal into another. For example, a microphone is a transducer that converts sound waves into electric impulses; an electric motor is a transducer that converts electricity into mechanical energy.
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