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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 telecommunication segment is estimated to lead the DC-DC converter market in 2019
By verticals, the telecommunication segment is expected to account for the largest share of the DC-DC converter market in 2019.
Since this paper is focused to the design of DC/DC converter the PFC stage will not be further mentioned in the article.
DC/DC converters continue undergoing improvements in size and efficiency, while offering better electrical performance.
The Industrial Serial to Fiber Media Converter Series provide industrial conversion between 100BaseFX (SC or ST connector), RS-232, and RS-422/485; connection options include multi-mode SC/ST connector (2km), and single- mode SC/ST connector (30km).
In this paper, the high step-up nonisolated dc-dc converter is newly proposed for PV microconverters.
The operating point for parallel-connected converter is modified randomly and thus a new set of parameters for the controller must be calculated again.
While there is one power-diode ([D.sub.1]) in an asynchronous buck-converter, this switch is replaced by a controlled semi-conductor power switch ([Q.sub.2]) in a synchronous buck converter. These two switches positioned one under the other are switched synchronously in a way to complement each other [3,4].
The IDBB converter comprises of two inductors, two capacitors, three diodes and one ground referenced switch, that renders many benefits like it is affordable, cost- effective, reliable & high efficiency [1-3].