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Meaning of “transformer” in the English Dictionary

"transformer" in British English

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transformernoun [C]

uk   /trænsˈfɔː.mər/  us   /-ˈfɔːr.mɚ/
a ​device that ​changes the ​voltage or other ​characteristic of ​electricalenergy as it ​moves from one circuit to another: Wire the ​fan and a 12-volt transformer to the ​lightswitch.
(Definition of transformer from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"transformer" in American English

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transformernoun [C]

 us   /trænsˈfɔr·mər/
a ​device that ​changes the characteristics of an ​electricalcurrent
(Definition of transformer from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"transformer" in Business English

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transformernoun [C]

uk   us   /trænsˈfɔːmər/
a ​piece of ​electricalequipment that ​changes the ​force of an ​electricalcurrent: an electric/​electrical/​power transformer
(Definition of transformer from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “transformer”
in Chinese (Simplified) 变压器…
in Turkish akım değiştirici/dönüştürücü, adaptör, dönüşüm aygıtı…
in Russian трансформатор…
in Chinese (Traditional) 變壓器…
in Polish transformator…
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