transducer

noun
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 However, opaque transducers cast a slight shadow, which means the tissue immediately underneath them cannot be imaged. Robert F. Service, Science | AAAS, "Transparent, power-producing crystals could lead to invisible robots, self-powered touch screens," 15 Jan. 2020 Pickups are transducers that translate the vibration of the string into an electrical signal, which can then be played through an amp. Popular Science, "I tried a bajillion new products this year. Here are 17 you should actually buy.," 16 Dec. 2019 The authors note that tiny sensors like this require equally small and sensitive transducers that can be made at a low cost. Courtney Linder, Popular Mechanics, "The World's Smallest Accelerometer Could Transform Wearables," 3 Sep. 2019 And to prove that, over the last 24 hours the flight control team has been incrementally turning off the transducers, firing the thrusters and letting the guidance system say was there an effect on the spacecraft? William Harwood, CBS News, "Boeing Starliner descends to picture-perfect New Mexico landing after shortened mission," 22 Dec. 2019 The transducers vibrate as music plays, much like a driver inside of an earbud does, except this vibration makes its way to your inner ear by taking an alternate route through your skin and bones. Cameron Faulkner, The Verge, "Aftershokz’s Aeropex are refined bone conduction headphones with most of the same snags," 23 July 2019 Instead, the Aeropex rely on fingertip-sized transducers to push sound through the left and right sides of your cheekbones. Cameron Faulkner, The Verge, "Aftershokz’s Aeropex are refined bone conduction headphones with most of the same snags," 23 July 2019 The EN700 Pro has a 10-millimeter driver in each earpiece with an N50 high magnetic composite moving-coil transducer with a polymer composite titanium-plated diaphragm. Jim Rossman, The Seattle Times, "Tech review: Simgot in-ear monitors offer great sound and a great price," 13 Apr. 2019 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

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First Known Use of transducer

1924, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of transducer was in 1924

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“Transducer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/transducer?pronunciation&lang=en_us&dir=t&file=transd04. Accessed 20 Feb. 2020.

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transducer

noun
How to pronounce transducer (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of transducer

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

transducer

noun
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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