in·​vert·​er in-ˈvər-tər How to pronounce inverter (audio)
: one that inverts
: a device for converting direct current into alternating current

Examples of inverter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Late Thursday, Enphase, which makes solar inverters and batteries, projected revenue for the current quarter that fell well below analyst forecasts. Anna Hirtenstein, WSJ, 27 Oct. 2023 There are several types of generators to consider: standby, portable, and inverter. Bradley Ford, Popular Mechanics, 5 Jan. 2023 The system includes a solar panel, a battery, an Arduino microcontroller, an inverter, and a filter. IEEE Spectrum, 28 Sep. 2023 Chaining one inverter after another produces an oscillator circuit. IEEE Spectrum, 23 Sep. 2023 These materials allow components like inverters to be smaller and more energy efficient, Singh says. IEEE Spectrum, 22 Aug. 2023 Also available is a 10-speaker Harman/Kardon audio system, a 110-volt power inverter, and wireless smartphone charging. Drew Dorian, Car and Driver, 14 July 2023 A lot went into the inverter, which managed changing DC battery power to AC for the motor to use and AC back to DC to recharge the batteries in regeneration mode. Kevin A. Wilson, Car and Driver, 31 Mar. 2023 The Predator 9500 is a very big inverter, capable of powering all the critical circuits in a modest-size home. Bradley Ford, Popular Mechanics, 17 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1584, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of inverter was in 1584

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“Inverter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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