American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A substance or device, such as a piezoelectric crystal, microphone, or photoelectric cell, that converts input energy of one form into output energy of another.
- n. A device that converts energy from one form into another.
- n. computing theory A state machine that generates output based on a given input.
- n. an electrical device that converts one form of energy into another
- transduce + -er (Wiktionary)
- From Latin trānsdūcere, to transfer : trāns-, trans- + dūcere, to lead; see deuk- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The human ear cannot hear these echoes, so a special wand called a transducer is used.”
“The technician skidded a rodlike device, called a transducer, across my abdomen and pictures of my uterus were flashed onto the monitor.”
“The major breakthrough was Martin Rodbell's realization that there was a switch between these two steps, and that this switch, which he called the transducer, could be turned on by a high-energy compound, guanosine triphosphate.”
“Then he or she will move a device called a transducer over your abdomen, and images of your liver will be transmitted via the transducer to a video screen.”
“The petty officer paid close attention to the cable and halted the winch when the transducer was a hundred feet down.”
“An object called a transducer is carried along the body, usually around the stomach when it comes to pregnancy.”
“Conventional ultrasonic testing uses the principle of sending a pulsed beam of high ultrasound from a handheld transducer, which is placed upon the surface of the weld being tested.”
“Pelvic floor physiotherapist Anne Patterson, said the transducer was a piece of equipment that would enable she and her colleagues to do their job better.”
“Upon finding the transducer, which is a tubular device used to boost phone signal, police had blocked off the building as a precaution, Smith said.”
“A transducer is a device that converts one type of energy (or physical attribute) to another.”
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