transducer [trans-doo-ser, -dyoo-, tranz-] ExamplesWord Origin noun
- a device that receives a signal in the form of one type of energy and converts it to a signal in another form: A microphone is a transducer that converts acoustic energy into electrical impulses.
The two readings were electronically added and fed into the transducer for automatic transmission.
British Dictionary definitions for transducer transducer noun
- any device, such as a microphone or electric motor, that converts one form of energy into another
Word Origin for transducer C20: from Latin transducere to lead across, from trans- + ducere to lead Word Origin and History for transducer n.
transducer in Science transducer [trăns-dōō′sər]
- A device that converts one type of energy or signal into another. For example, a microphone is a transducer that converts sound waves into electric impulses; an electric motor is a transducer that converts electricity into mechanical energy.