Meaning of “transformer” in the English Dictionary

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"transformer" in British English

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transformernoun [ C ]

uk /trænsˈfɔː.mər/ us /trænsˈfɔːr.mɚ/

a device that changes the voltage or other characteristic of electrical energy as it moves from one circuit to another:

Wire the fan and a 12-volt transformer to the light switch.

(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 electrical current

(Definition of “transformer” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"transformer" in Business English

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transformernoun [ C ]

uk /trænsˈfɔːmər/ us

a piece of electrical equipment that changes the force of an electrical current:

an electric/electrical/power transformer

(Definition of “transformer” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)