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con·vert·er

also con·ver·tor  (kən-vûr′tər)
n.
1. One that converts, especially:
a. A furnace in which pig iron is converted into steel by the Bessemer process.
b. A machine that converts electric current from one kind to another.
c. An electronic device that converts one frequency of a radio signal to another.
d. A device that converts data from one code to another.
2. One that is employed in converting raw products into finished products.

converter

(kənˈvɜːtə) or

convertor

n
1. a person or thing that converts
2. (General Physics) physics
a. a device for converting alternating current to direct current or vice versa
b. a device for converting a signal from one frequency to another or from analogue to digital forms
3. (Metallurgy) a vessel in which molten metal is refined, using a blast of air or oxygen. See also Bessemer converter, L-D converter
4. (Nuclear Physics) short for converter reactor
5. (Computer Science) computing a device for converting one form of coded information to another, such as an analogue-to-digital converter

con•vert•er

(kənˈvɜr tər)

n.
1. one that converts.
2. a device that converts alternating current to direct current or vice versa.
4. an auxiliary device that permits a radio or television receiver to pick up frequencies or channels for which it was not orig. designed.
5. a chamber or vessel through which an oxidizing blast of air is forced, as in making steel by the Bessemer process.
6. a nuclear reactor for converting fertile material into fissile fuel.
[1525–35]

con·vert·er

(kən-vûr′tər)
1. A machine that changes alternating current to direct current or direct current to alternating current.
2. An electronic device that changes the frequency of a radio or other electromagnetic signal.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.converter - a device for changing one substance or form or state into anotherconverter - a device for changing one substance or form or state into another
Bessemer converter - a refractory-lined furnace used to convert pig iron into steel by the Bessemer process
catalytic converter - a converter that uses a platinum-iridium catalyst to oxidize pollutants and carbon monoxide into carbon dioxide and water; an antipollution device on an automotive exhaust system
data converter - converter for changing information from one code to another
device - an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose; "the device is small enough to wear on your wrist"; "a device intended to conserve water"
electrical converter - converter that converts alternating current into direct current or vice versa
electronic converter - (telecommunication) converter for converting a signal from one frequency to another
torque converter - converter for transmitting and amplifying torque (especially by hydraulic means)
Translations

converter

[kənˈvɜːtəʳ] N (Elec) → convertidor m

converter

[kənˈvɜːrr] n (= device) → convertisseur m

converter

n (Elec) → Konverter m; (for AC/DC) → Stromgleichrichter m

converter

[kənˈvɜːtəʳ] n (Elec) → convertitore m
References in classic literature ?
Just as the click of the reaper means bread, and the purr of the sewing-machine means clothes, and the roar of the Bessemer converter means steel, and the rattle of the press means education, so the ring of the telephone bell has come to mean unity and organization.
Like all time-saving inventions, like the railroad, the reaper, and the Bessemer converter, the telephone, in the last analysis, COSTS NOTHING; IT IS THE LACK OF IT THAT COSTS.
Bar, with his little insinuating jury droop, and fingering his persuasive double eye-glass, hoped he might be excused if he mentioned to one of the greatest converters of the root of all evil into the root of all good, who had for a long time reflected a shining lustre on the annals even of our commercial country--if he mentioned, disinterestedly, and as, what we lawyers called in our pedantic way, amicus curiae, a fact that had come by accident within his knowledge.
The major promotion converter suite, Video Converter Suite, includes Video Converter Pro and DVD Ripper Pro.
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The most aggressive offers from the institutional income buyers were marginally better than converter pricing.
Experimental efforts to develop intense UCN sources with solid deuterium (SD2) as a UCN converter material are carried out worldwide: the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) project for the beta decay asymmetry study at the pulsed spallation source where they recently recorded the highest UCN density [2], the PSI project to utilize the cyclotron spallation neutrons [3,4], and also the reactor SD2 experiment [5] and UCN source projects [6,7].
The new drive package is added to the system by mounting a differential converter inside the package.
Essentially, this converter changes the four-drop hot-runner system into a single-drop system because the interchangeable inserts allow one, two, three, or four parts to be run off the same probe without affecting the integrity of the parts.
The converter process, pioneered by Georg Fischer, utilizes a refractory-lined vessel in which a specified amount of molten base iron is placed.