transducer

noun
trans·duc·er | \tran(t)s-ˈdü-sər, 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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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, courant.com, "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 Carmakers could build all their models with 10 transducers, and turn on only those the customer paid for. 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 Electric guitars work because of electromagnetism: The pickups on a guitar, which are transducers, receive the mechanical vibrations of the strings and turn them into an electric current. Rachel Z. Arndt, Popular Mechanics, "Play Guitar Through Your Computer Speakers," 16 Sep. 2013 Ultrasound depth measures the distance from the transducer paddle that emits the waves to the spot that’s being imaged. Laura Sanders, Washington Post, "A new study eases fears of a link between autism and prenatal ultrasounds," 26 Feb. 2018

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1924, in the meaning defined above

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transducer

noun

English Language Learners Definition of transducer

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

transducer

noun
trans·duc·er | \-ˈd(y)ü-sər \

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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