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transformer Line breaks: trans|form¦er
Pronunciation: /transˈfɔːmə/
/trɑːns-/ /-nz-/

Definition of transformer in English:


1An apparatus for reducing or increasing the voltage of an alternating current.
Example sentences
  • LED lights require a transformer to turn alternating current to direct current.
  • The circuit keeps interrupting itself in this way, gradually boosting voltage through the transformer.
  • Remember, you can only plug mains voltage lighting into an external socket as low voltage lighting requires a transformer and currently most transformers are not suitable for outside use.
2A person or thing that transforms something: the great transformer of mankind
More example sentences
  • He is known as a daring innovator in science, as an indefatigable researcher and as a great transformer of nature.
  • He himself admires Peter the Great, the legendary but tyrannical transformer of 18th-century Russia.
  • Earth is also the great transformer of chi often serving as a transition between two other elements.

Words that rhyme with transformer

dormer, former, korma, Norma, performer, pro-forma, stormer, trauma, warmer

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