Definition of transformer
: one that transforms; specifically : a device employing the principle of mutual induction to convert variations of current in a primary circuit into variations of voltage and current in a secondary circuit
Recent Examples of transformer from the Web
Recent films lensed with the camera system includes Thor: Ragnarok, Life, War for the Planet of the Apes and Transformers: The Last Knight.
Two decades later, Picard, an electrician, received 13,000 volts of electricity from a substation transformer, leaving him burned over nearly half his body and requiring the amputation of his entire right arm and half of his left one.
In August 2016, Delta planes around the world were grounded when an electrical component failed and led to a shutdown of the transformer that provides power to the airline’s data center.
Chris Vestal said a blown transformer caused the 4.6-acre fire at the intersection of Florin and Bradshaw roads.
In August 2016, Delta planes around the world were grounded when an electrical component failed and led to a shutdown of the transformer that provides power to the airline's data center.
An additional 50 to 60 percent of what's left is lost on the way to your house, as transformers and wires heat up in resistance to the current.
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First Known Use of transformer
TRANSFORMER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of transformer for English Language Learners
: a device that changes the voltage of an electric current
TRANSFORMER Defined for Kids
Definition of transformer for Students
: a device for changing the voltage of an electric current
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