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inverter

[in-vur-ter] /ɪnˈvɜr tər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that inverts.
2.
Electricity. a device that converts direct current into alternating current.
Compare converter.
Origin of inverter
1605-1615
1605-15; invert + -er1
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  • They have a portable loud-speaker system, and there is an inverter, as you call it, at the transmitter.

    The Flaming Mountain Harold Leland Goodwin
  • We can use automobile batteries, and the inverter will give us 110 AC for a while, until the batteries run down.

    The Flaming Mountain Harold Leland Goodwin
British Dictionary definitions for inverter

inverter

/ɪnˈvɜːtə/
noun
1.
any device for converting a direct current into an alternating current
2.
(computing) another name for NOT circuit
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inverter in Science
inverter
  (ĭn-vûr'tər)   
  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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