transducer [trans-doo-ser, -dyoo-, tranz-] ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. a device that receives a signal in the form of one type of energy and converts it to a signal in another form: A microphone is a transducer that converts acoustic energy into electrical impulses.

Origin of transducer 1920–25; Latin trānsdūc(ere) to transfer (see traduce) + -er1 Examples from the Web for transducer Historical Examples of transducer

  • The two readings were electronically added and fed into the transducer for automatic transmission.

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  • British Dictionary definitions for transducer transducer noun

    1. any device, such as a microphone or electric motor, that converts one form of energy into another

    Word Origin for transducer C20: from Latin transducere to lead across, from trans- + ducere to lead Word Origin and History for transducer n.

    1924, “device which converts energy from one form to another,” from Latin transducere “lead across, transfer,” from trans- “across” (see trans-) + ducere “to lead” (see duke (n.)).

    transducer in Science transducer [trăns-dōō′sər]

    1. A device that converts one type of energy or signal into another. For example, a microphone is a transducer that converts sound waves into electric impulses; an electric motor is a transducer that converts electricity into mechanical energy.

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