[ trænz'dju:sə ] Pronunciation: "transducer" in a sentence
Noun: transducer tranz'dyoosu(r)
- An electrical device that converts one form of energy into another
Derived forms: transducers
See also: transduce
Type of: electrical device
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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- the error pickoff is an angle-to-voltage transducer.
- most laboratory methods use some type of electromechanical transducers.
- transducers at various times have also been called pickups, or sensing elements.
- 1 hz horizontal and 4hz vertical transducers are used at many stations as supplements.
- the fluid transducer is an instrument used in a variety of ways to measure very small mechanical distances.