trans·​duc·​er | \ tran(t)s-ˈdü-sər How to pronounce transducer (audio) , tranz-, -ˈdyü- \

Definition of transducer

: a device that is actuated by power from one system and supplies power usually in another form to a second system a loudspeaker is a transducer that transforms electrical signals into sound energy

Examples of transducer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Sport True Wireless earbuds use Sennheiser’s TrueResponse transducer. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, 21 Apr. 2022 Multiple sonar sensors — called a transducer array — send and receive acoustic pulses that help map the lake floor and detect objects. Frank Witsil, Detroit Free Press, 3 Mar. 2022 Andy says that the company’s engineers were asked to come in more than once to measure and re-measure the 800 Series Diamond speakers to ensure that there was no distortion emerging from an off-kilter placement or a faulty transducer. Ted Brown, Rolling Stone, 27 Jan. 2022 Combined with a magnetic transducer, the line between regenerative braking and mechanical stopping power has a better contour, especially when driving more aggressively. Kyle Edward, Robb Report, 29 Dec. 2021 For instance, paper is a fundamental component of the company’s cone drivers, and here, natural fibers added to the cellulose pulp enhance the damping and rigidity of the resulting transducer. Robert Ross, Robb Report, 17 Dec. 2021 Thanks to the brand’s new X3R transducer and XWB driver, these tiny headphones sound as powerful as much bigger over-ear audiophile models. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 30 Nov. 2021 They’ve been equipped with the brand’s new custom transducer, which aids in providing full-bodied sound and bass, and clarity. Essence, 1 Nov. 2021 In this case, JAK1 and TYK2 add phosphate groups to STAT1 and STAT2, or signal transducer and activator of transcription proteins. William A. Haseltine, Forbes, 10 Sep. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of transducer

1924, in the meaning defined above

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“Transducer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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trans·​duc·​er | \ -ˈd(y)ü-sər How to pronounce transducer (audio) \

Medical Definition of transducer

: a device that is actuated by power from one system and supplies power usually in another form to a second system

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