Definition of transducer in English:

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Pronunciation: /transˈd(y)o͞osər/
Pronunciation: /tranzˈd(y)o͞osər/


A device that converts variations in a physical quantity, such as pressure or brightness, into an electrical signal, or vice versa.
Example sentences
  • With the ink jet recording head, the relationship between the amount and the speed of ejected ink droplets can be optimized in accordance with the size of areas of the electro-thermal transducers.
  • The CDA is a compound transducer created by cascading a Lorenz-force transducer and an elastic transducer.
  • These pressure transducers are connected with the dampers via a control unit which changes the position of the dampers in accordance with the airflow condition.



Pronunciation: /tranzˈd(y)o͞os/
Pronunciation: /tran(t)sˈd(y)o͞os/
Example sentences
  • Reliable carbon based, or silicon based time transducing capacitor.
  • This process is called transduction: the external signal is transduced into action.
  • Instead the picture emerging of the mechanisms by which plants transduce environmental signals is of the interaction between transduction chains.


Pronunciation: /ˌtranzˈdəkSH(ə)n/
Pronunciation: /ˌtran(t)sˈdəkSH(ə)n/
Example sentences
  • Here, he will help analyze cellular signal transduction, abstract its key features, and model them.
  • This is how signal transduction is performed in your body, but it is also how chemicals react with your body.
  • Each of these modes, in turn, can be associated with different transduction scenarios.


1920s: from Latin transducere 'lead across' (from trans- 'across' + ducere 'lead') + -er1.

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Syllabification: trans·duc·er

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