converter

noun con·vert·er \ kən-ˈvər-tər \
Updated on: 18 Apr 2018

Definition of converter

: one that converts: such as
a : the furnace used in the Bessemer process
b or convertor play \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 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

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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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