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
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PCBS were used as fluids for electrical transformers and other products but doesn't break down easily in the environment.
Crews worked through the night to fix conductors, circuit breakers and transformers damaged in the blaze.
Life is about to get a little more action-packed for the stars of Transformers: Dark of the Moon and The Fate of the Furious: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and fiancé Jason Statham welcomed their first child over the weekend.
An Eversource transformer failure early Friday knocked out power to the block, causing the backup generators to turn on, Bruce said.
Inside the building, crews are cleaning out the hazardous materials that leaked from the vandalized transformer, patching holes in the floor and stabilizing the trusses, some of which weigh as much as a Toyota Camry.
Crews already are cleaning up chemical pollution from a vandalized transformer and stabilizing the structure, which sat empty for more than 35 years on East Biddle Street.
Overheated transformers and other mechanical woes have caused scattered power outages, particularly in the Bay Area.
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First Known Use of transformer
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Definition of transformer for English Language Learners
: a device that changes the voltage of an electric current
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Definition of transformer for Students
: a device for changing the voltage of an electric current
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