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Definition of Transformer

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device for changing the voltage of electrical current
Transformer Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
One who, or that which, transforms. Specif. (Elec.), an apparatus for producing from a given electrical current another current of different voltage.
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\trans*form"er\, n.

  similar words(3) 

 multiple transformer 
 tesla transformer 
 parallel transformer 
WordNet 2.0

1. an electrical device by which alternating current of one voltage is changed to another voltage
(hypernym) electrical device
(hyponym) coil
(part-meronym) induction coil
(derivation) transform
Transformer Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
BTS Transportation Expressions
An electrical device for changing the voltage of alternating current. (DOE5)
By the Bureau of Transportation Statistics.
Transformer Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
EIA Energy Glossary
An electrical device for changing the voltage of alternating current.
Source: Energy Information Administration, 2006
Energy Glossary
A device, which through electromagnetic induction but without the use of moving parts, transforms alternating or intermittent electric energy in one circuit into energy of similar type in another circuit, commonly with altered values of voltage and current.
Dictionary of Automotive Terms
An electrical device with an arrangement of copper coils with an iron center, used to increase or decrease electrical voltage . A vehicle ignition coil transforms the voltage from 12 volts to upward of 20,000 volts.
Technical English by wpv
The system power supplying transformer is an inductive stationary device which transfers electrical energy from one circuit to another. The transformer has two windings, primary and secondary. A changing voltage applied to one of these, usually the primary, induces a current to flow in the other winding. A coupling transformer transfers energy at the same voltage; a step-down transformer transfers energy at a lower voltage, and a step-up transformer transfers energy at a higher voltage.
Abbreviation Airbus A340
Transformer Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
A transformer is an electrical device that transfers electrical energy between two or more circuits through electromagnetic induction. Electromagnetic induction produces an electromotive force across a conductor which is exposed to time varying magnetic fields. Commonly, transformers are used to increase or decrease the voltages of alternating current in electric power applications.

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Transformer Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
Guitar Glossary
An electronic component containing two magnetically coupled coils of wire. The input signal is transferred magnetically to the output, without a direct connection between input and output.
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The DJ Glossary
An electrical component consisting of two or more coils of wire used to transfer electric current from one AC circuit to another through magnetic coupling.
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