Converter meaning

kən-vûr'tər
One that converts, especially:
  • A furnace in which pig iron is converted into steel by the Bessemer process.
  • A machine that converts electric current from one kind to another.
  • An electronic device that converts one frequency of a radio signal to another.
  • A device that converts data from one code to another.
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One that is employed in converting raw products into finished products.
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A person or thing that converts.
  • A furnace for converting pig iron into steel in the Bessemer process.
  • An electrical device for converting alternating current into direct current.
  • The part of a radio receiver that changes modulated high frequencies to lower frequencies.
  • Any device for adapting a radio or television receiver to added frequencies or modulations.
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An electrical device that changes the form of an electric signal or power source, as by converting alternating current to direct current, or an analog signal to a digital signal.
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An electronic device that changes the frequency of a radio or other electromagnetic signal.
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(1) A device that changes one set of codes, modes, sequences or frequencies to a different set. See A/D converter.
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A person or thing that converts.
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A retort, used in the Bessemer process, in which molten cast iron is decarburized and converted into steel by a blast of air forced through the liquid metal.
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Origin of converter