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iron-core transformer

trans·form·er

 (trăns-fôr′mər)
n.
1. One that transforms: a transformer of recruits into soldiers.
2. A device used to transfer electric energy from one circuit to another, especially a pair of multiply wound, inductively coupled wire coils that effect such a transfer with a change in voltage, current, phase, or other electric characteristic.
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transformer

(trænsˈfɔːmə)
n
1. (Electronics) a device that transfers an alternating current from one circuit to one or more other circuits, usually with an increase (step-up transformer) or decrease (step-down transformer) of voltage. The input current is fed to a primary winding, the output being taken from a secondary winding or windings inductively linked to the primary
2. a person or thing that transforms
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trans•form•er

(trænsˈfɔr mər)

n.
1. a person or thing that transforms.
2. a device that uses electromagnetic induction to transfer electrical energy from one circuit to another, usu. with a change in voltage and current.
[1595–1605]
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The increase or decrease in voltage is directly related to the number of turns of the wire. In the top transformer, the outgoing voltage is doubled because the secondary coil has twice as many turns as the first. In the bottom transformer, the voltage is halved.

trans·form·er

(trăns-fôr′mər)
A device used to change the voltage of an alternating current in one circuit to a different voltage in a second circuit. Transformers consist of a frame-like iron core that has a wire wound around each end. As a current enters the transformer through one of the coils, the magnetic field it produces causes the other coil to pick up the current. ♦ If there are more turns on the second coil than on the first coil, the outgoing current will have a higher voltage than the incoming current. This is called a step-up transformer. ♦ If there are fewer turns on the second coil than on the first, the outgoing current will have a lower voltage. This is called a step-down transformer.
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transformer

A device transferring an alternating current from one circuit to another.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.transformer - an electrical device by which alternating current of one voltage is changed to another voltagetransformer - an electrical device by which alternating current of one voltage is changed to another voltage
coil - a transformer that supplies high voltage to spark plugs in a gasoline engine
electrical device - a device that produces or is powered by electricity
induction coil - a coil for producing a high voltage from a low-voltage source
primary coil, primary winding, primary - coil forming the part of an electrical circuit such that changing current in it induces a current in a neighboring circuit; "current through the primary coil induces current in the secondary coil"
secondary coil, secondary winding, secondary - coil such that current is induced in it by passing a current through the primary coil
step-down transformer - a transformer that reduces voltage
step-up transformer - a transformer that increases voltage
Tesla coil - a step-up transformer with an air core; used to produce high voltages at high frequencies
voltage regulator - a transformer whose voltage ratio of transformation can be adjusted
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Translations
مُحَوِّل كَهْرُبائي
transformátor
transformator
muuntajamuuttajamuuttujatransformer
transzformátor
straumbreytir
transformátor

transformer

[trænsˈfɔːməʳ]
A. N (Elec) → transformador m
B. CPD transformer station Nestación f transformadora
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transformer

[trænsˈfɔːrr] n (electrical)transformateur m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

transformer

n (Elec) → Transformator m
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

transformer

[trænsˈfɔːməʳ] n (Elec) → trasformatore m
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

transform

(trӕnsˈfoːm) verb
to change the appearance or nature of completely. He transformed the old kitchen into a beautiful sitting-room; His marriage has transformed him.
ˌtransforˈmation noun
1. the act of transforming or process of being transformed. the transformation of water into ice.
2. a change. The event caused a transformation in her character.
transˈformer noun
an apparatus for changing electrical energy from one voltage to another.
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