Transformer definition

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(elec.) A device consisting essentially of two or more coils of insulated wire, that transfers alternating-current energy by electromagnetic induction from one winding to another at the same frequency but usually with changed voltage and current values.
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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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A person or thing that transforms.
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One that transforms.

A transformer of recruits into soldiers.

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The definition of a transformer is a person or thing that changes, or a device with two or more coils of wire that transfer alternating current energy from one coil to another at the same frequency but with changed voltage.

An example of a transformer is a fictional creature that changes from a person into a dog.

An example of a transformer is a device that uses electromagnetic induction.

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A static device that couples two circuits for the purpose of transferring alternating current (AC) from one circuit to another by electromagnetic induction. The current remains at the same frequency, but may change in voltage, phase, or impedance values.A transformer comprises two or more wire coils, or windings, but no moving parts.The voltage induced in a coil on a transformer is proportional to the number of turns around the core. See also AC, frequency, impedance, inductance, phase, and voltage.
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Something that transforms, changing its own or another thing's shape.
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(electrical engineering) A static device that transfers electric energy from one circuit to another by magnetic coupling. Their main use is to transfer energy between different voltage levels, which allows choosing most appropriate voltage for power generation, transmission and distribution separately.
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A device used to change the voltage of an alternating current in one circuit to a different voltage in a second circuit, or to partially isolate two circuits from each other. Transformers consist of two or more coils of conducting material, such as wire, wrapped around a core (often made of iron). The magnetic field produced by an alternating current in one coil induces a similar current in the other coils. &diamf3; If there are fewer turns on the coil that carries the source of the power than there are on a second coil, the second coil will provide the same power but at a higher voltage. This is called a step-up transformer. &diamf3; If there are fewer turns on the second coil than on the source coil, the outgoing power will have a lower voltage. This is called a step-down transformer.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
transformer
Plural:
transformers

Origin of transformer