transducer

(redirected from piezoelectrical effect)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.
Related to piezoelectrical effect: Piezoelectric transducer

trans·duc·er

 (trăns-do͞o′sər, -dyo͞o′-, trănz-)
n.
1. Physics A substance or device, such as a piezoelectric crystal, microphone, or photoelectric cell, that converts input energy of one form into output energy of another.
2. Biology Something, such as a receptor in a cell membrane, that transmits a signal within a cell or from the exterior of a cell to its interior.

[From Latin trānsdūcere, to transfer : trāns-, trans- + dūcere, to lead; see deuk- in Indo-European roots.]

transducer

(trænzˈdjuːsə)
n
(Electronics) any device, such as a microphone or electric motor, that converts one form of energy into another
[C20: from Latin transducere to lead across, from trans- + ducere to lead]

trans•duc•er

(trænsˈdu sər, -ˈdyu-, trænz-)

n.
a device, as a microphone, that converts a signal from one form of energy to another.

trans·duc·er

(trăns-do͞o′sər)
A device that converts one type of energy into another. For example, the transducer in a microphone converts sound waves into electric impulses, while the transducer in a loudspeaker converts electrical impulses into sound waves.

transducer

A device that converts one kind of wave signal into another.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.transducer - an electrical device that converts one form of energy into anothertransducer - an electrical device that converts one form of energy into another
electrical device - a device that produces or is powered by electricity
electro-acoustic transducer - a transducer that converts electrical to acoustic energy or vice versa
mosaic - transducer formed by the light-sensitive surface on a television camera tube
electric eye, magic eye, photocell, photoconductive cell, photoelectric cell - a transducer used to detect and measure light and other radiations
Translations

transducer

[trænzˈdjuːsəʳ] Ntransductor m

transducer

nUmformer m, → Umwandler m

transducer

[trænzˈdjuːsəʳ] ntrasduttore m

trans·du·cer

n. transductor, dispositivo que convierte una forma de energía a otra.
References in periodicals archive ?
The piezoelectrical effect is reversible in that materials exhibiting the direct piezoelectric effect (the product of an electric potential when stress is applied) also exhibit the reverse piezoelectric effect (the production of stress and/or strain when an electric field is applied).