a person or thing that inverts.
Electricity. a device that converts direct current into alternating current.
Compare converter.

1605–15; invert + -er1 Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
inverter or invertor (ɪnˈvɜːtə)
1.  any device for converting a direct current into an alternating current
2.  computing another name for NOT circuit
invertor or invertor

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inverter   (ĭn-vûr'tər)  Pronunciation Key 
  1. An electronic device that reverses the sign of the current or voltage of a signal or power source. Also called phase inverter.

  2. An electrical device used to convert direct current into alternating current.

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Example sentences
Each motor will require its own expensive, complex inverter.
To produce power that can be used in the home, solar shingles require
  additional equipment such as a power inverter.
If the system is off the grid, you'll need to buy batteries and an inverter.
The inverter should be located close to the battery that will supply its power,
  but not in the same compartment or cargo hold.
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