exciter

noun
ex·​cit·​er | \ ik-ˈsī-tər How to pronounce exciter (audio) \

Definition of exciter

1 : one that excites
2a : a generator or battery that supplies the electric current used to produce the magnetic field in another generator or motor
b : an electrical oscillator that generates the carrier frequency (as for a radio transmitter)

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Examples of exciter in a Sentence

many of the exciters of the so-called “tax revolt” were actually campaign workers for one of the gubernatorial candidates

First Known Use of exciter

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Exciter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exciter. Accessed 16 Oct. 2021.

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