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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One that converts, especially:
  • n. A furnace in which pig iron is converted into steel by the Bessemer process.
  • n. A machine that converts electric current from one kind to another.
  • n. An electronic device that converts one frequency of a radio signal to another.
  • n. A device that converts data from one code to another.
  • n. One that is employed in converting raw products into finished products.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A person or thing that converts.
  • n. A retort, used in the Bessemer process, in which molten cast iron is decarburized and converted into steel by a blast of air forced through the liquid metal.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who converts; one who makes converts.
  • n. A retort, used in the Bessemer process, in which molten cast iron is decarburized and converted into steel by a blast of air forced through the liquid metal.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who converts; one who makes converts.
  • n. A vessel in which metals or other materials are changed or converted from one shape or condition to another.
  • n. In electricity, an apparatus for changing electric power into a different form by mechanical motion.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a device for changing one substance or form or state into another

Etymologies

to convert + -er (Wiktionary)

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