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Transformer  n.  
1.
One who, or that which, transforms. Specif. (Elec.), an apparatus for producing from a given electrical current another current of different voltage.
2.
(1990's) A toy consisting of a figure or representation of an object, constructed of interlocking parts in such a way that a series of turning or twisting motions of the parts can transform the object from one type of object to a different type of object, such as from an animal to an automobile.
Multiple transformer. (Elec.)
(a)
A transformer connected in multiple or in parallel with the primary circuit.
(b)
A transformer with more than one primary or more than one secondary coil.
Parallel transformer (Elec.), a transformer connected in parallel.






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Transformer" Quotes from Famous Books



... forward in relation to the closed iron ring, and its passive character under the condition of becoming polarized, are more important than at first appears. It has been found that the secondary current wave of a closed iron circuit induction coil or transformer, whose primary circuit receives alternating current, is lagged from its theoretical position of 90 degrees behind the primary wave an additional 90 degrees, so that the phases of the two currents are directly opposed; or the secondary current ...
— Scientific American Supplement, No. 711, August 17, 1889 • Various

... which the seeds worked through our clothes and blankets; and before much walking, our trousers were fringed with a mass of yellow seeds, like those of a carter who has wound wisps of straw round his ankles. Truly rain is a marvellous transformer; not only vegetable but animal life is affected by it; the bush is enlivened by the twittering of small birds, which come from nobody knows where, build their nests, hatch out their young, and disappear! Almost every bush held a nest, usually occupied ...
— Spinifex and Sand - Five Years' Pioneering and Exploration in Western Australia • David W Carnegie



Words linked to "Transformer" :   secondary winding, induction coil, cascade transformer, electrical device, primary coil, step-down transformer, Tesla coil, primary, secondary, secondary coil



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