con·​vert·​er | \ kən-ˈvər-tər How to pronounce converter (audio) \

Definition of converter

: one that converts: such as
a : the furnace used in the Bessemer process
b or convertor \ kən-​ˈvər-​tər How to pronounce converter (audio) \ : 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

Examples of converter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Sellers would also have to prove their legal ownership of the converter. Simon Levien,, 20 June 2022 Take Care definitely would’ve been YouTube-to-MP3 converter era. Erica Gonzales, ELLE, 29 May 2022 The Index found that vehicles from the 2005-2008 model years were most likely on the road to require a new converter during 2021. Jim Gorzelany, Forbes, 26 May 2022 Just this week in Milford, a converter thief with a reciprocating saw cut a man who confronted him, police there said. Jesse Leavenworth, Hartford Courant, 20 May 2022 On top of this, the celebratory model is fitted with the XSE Plus package, adding roof rails, a JBL speaker system, wireless charging, and a 1500-watt converter. Caleb Miller, Car and Driver, 19 May 2022 With the proper tools, thieves can cut through the exhaust pipes leading into and out of the converter and steal it. Jay R. Jordan, Chron, 4 May 2022 Check the minimum desk depth required as well as the width of the converter. Olivia Lipski, Good Housekeeping, 20 Apr. 2022 In 2019, the ATF working with other agencies learned of 4,000 converter switches smuggled into the U.S using deceptive labeling that described them as tools. Los Angeles Times, 7 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of converter

1533, in the meaning defined above

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30 Jun 2022

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“Converter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jul. 2022.

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