concentrator

noun con·cen·tra·tor \ ˈkän(t)-sən-ˌtrā-tər \
|Updated on: 11 Jul 2018

Definition of concentrator

: one that concentrates: such as
a : an industrial plant that produces concentrates from ores
b : a mirror or group of mirrors that focus sunlight for use as an energy source
c : a device in a computer network that collects data from separate low-volume transmission channels and retransmits it over a single high-volume channel

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1833

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