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
Recent Examples of converter from the Web
A catalytic converter was stolen June 23 or June 24 from a moving van parked outside Life Storage, 4976 West 130th.
Theft from auto, Royalwood Road: On June 9, police were dispatched to a Royalwood Road apartment complex after a resident discovered someone stole the catalytic converter from his 2003 Oldsmobile.
Dive deep into the world of adapters and converters.
The V8 is mated to a new 10-speed automatic transmission, which Lexus says is a first for a luxury automobile, shifting at speeds rivaling dual-clutch transmissions but with the milkshake smoothness of a torque converter automatic.
If the ’73 OPEC oil embargo was the first giant meteor to hit the U.S. auto industry, the widespread deployment of the smog pump and the catalytic converter for ’75 was the second.
A vehicle’s catalytic converter sent hot embers onto the right shoulder of eastbound freeway lanes, igniting the fires, San Diego fire officials said.
Theft, Normandie Boulevard: A resident found that someone removed the catalyic converter from her car June 13.
My favorite converter is the one that is literally everywhere on Amazon.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'converter.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
First Known Use of converter
CONVERTER Defined for English Language Learners
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
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up converter? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).