transducer meaning

[ trænz'dju:sə ] Pronunciation:   "transducer" in a sentence
Noun: transducer  tranz'dyoosu(r)
  1. An electrical device that converts one form of energy into another

Derived forms: transducers

See also: transduce

Type of: electrical device

Encyclopedia: Transducer


A device which converts power in one kind of system to power in another form, e.g., a loudspeaker which converts electric power to acoustic power.

A device that converts one quantity into another quantity, specifically when one of the quantities is electrical. Thus, a loudspeaker converts electrical impulses into sound, a microphone converts sound into electrical impulses, a photocell converts light into electricity, a thermocouple converts heat into electricity, etc.

Any device or element which converts an input signal into an output signal of a different form. Examples include the microphone,phonographic pickup,loudspeaker,barometer,photelectric cell,automobile horn,doorbell,and underwater soundtransducer. (MacGraw Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms,4th ed) n : a device that is actuated by power from one system and supplies power usu. in another form to a second system

1. A device for converting sound, temperature, pressure, light or other signals to or from an electronic signal.

2. Finite State Machine.


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  1. the error pickoff is an angle-to-voltage transducer.
  2. most laboratory methods use some type of electromechanical transducers.
  3. transducers at various times have also been called pickups, or sensing elements.
  4. 1 hz horizontal and 4hz vertical transducers are used at many stations as supplements.
  5. the fluid transducer is an instrument used in a variety of ways to measure very small mechanical distances.

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