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trans·duc·er(trăns-do͞o′sər, -dyo͞o′-, trănz-)
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.
(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-)
a device, as a microphone, that converts a signal from one form of energy to another.
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.
A device that converts one kind of wave signal into another.
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|Noun||1.||transducer - 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