Definition of converter
: one that converts: such asa : the furnace used in the Bessemer processb or convertor \kən-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 anotherc : 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 converterd : a device that accepts data in one form and converts it to another analog-digital convertere : catalytic converter
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That's because the Blu-ray and DVD have copy protection that only allows outboard converters to play a 16 bit/48 kHz down mix.
David Wasman, a veteran PC-to-Mac converter who runs the popular TheRealDuckie.net, said a lot of the XP users who frequent his site are Mac fans at home who are obliged to use Windows machines at work.
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Definition of converter for English Language Learners
: a piece of equipment that changes something (such as radio signals, radio frequencies, or data) from one form to another
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