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converter

noun con·vert·er \kən-ˈvər-tər\

: a piece of equipment that changes something (such as radio signals, radio frequencies, or data) from one form to another

Full Definition of CONVERTER

:  one that converts: as
a :  the furnace used in the Bessemer process
b or con·ver·tor \-ˈvər-tər\ :  a device employing mechanical rotation for changing electrical energy from one form to another (as from direct current to alternating current or vice versa); also :  a radio device for converting one frequency to another
c :  a device for adapting a television or radio receiver to receive channels or frequencies for which it was not originally designed <a cable converter> <FM converter>
d :  a device that accepts data in one form and converts it to another <analog-digital converter>
e :  catalytic converter
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First Known Use of CONVERTER

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