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

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In the fumarole, the volcano’s secondary vent, Turrell imagines a brass bath where transducers hooked to a radio telescope will broadcast the sounds of passing planets and the Milky Way underwater. Jay Cheshes, WSJ, "James Turrell’s New Masterpiece in the Desert," 14 Jan. 2019 Those lucky enough to be at the conference will also be able to experience it via vibrational transducers, feeling the vibrations with their hands as well as listening to the sounds. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "The sounds of a Martian sunrise inspire short musical composition," 11 Nov. 2018 The huge size of these headphones is owing to the 106mm transducers inside them, but that also allows for an utterly indulgent physical design. Vlad Savov, The Verge, "Audeze LCD2 Classic review: these cans will turn you into an audiophile," 3 Aug. 2018 The transducer that converts the electric audio signal into airborne vibrations. Kevin Dupzyk, Popular Mechanics, "What a Fender Amp Looks Like When You Tear It Apart," 24 Mar. 2015 The wireless antenna is actually part of the exterior, and there’s also a silver-zinc battery, transducer, and flash memory inside. Chris Welch, The Verge, "Bose’s new $250 Sleepbuds play soothing sounds instead of music," 20 June 2018 The iQ replaced those crystals with a microchip equipped with 9,000 metal transducers, each smaller than the tip of a human hair. Rebecca Lurye,, "Starting With Ultrasound, An Innovation Empire Is Growing In Guilford," 15 Apr. 2018 Continental has figured out a way to implant transducers in a car’s interior and use them to turn interior panels into speakers. Neal E. Boudette, New York Times, "Speakers Might Be the Next Thing in Your Car to Go the Way of the 8-Track," 22 Mar. 2018 And by connecting the transducer to a superconducting qubit, researchers link its quantum state to the SAWs. Adrian Cho, Science | AAAS, "Weird vibrations poised to control quantum computers," 14 Mar. 2018

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1924, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of transducer

technical : a device that changes power from one system into another form for another system


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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