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

  • n. One that inverts or produces inversion.
  • n. A device used to convert direct current into alternating current.

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  • n. something that inverts, or causes inversion
  • n. a device that converts direct current into alternating current

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

  • n. an electrical converter that converts direct current into alternating current


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  • They spent a year designing a new kind of inverter called a microinverter, harnessing expertise in semiconductors, software, communications and power systems.

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  • At one point, I used an "inverter" that hooks to your car battery, and will allow you to use (1) small appliance, and I plugged in my computer, and tried to catch up.


  • This is because the turbine includes an "inverter" that converts the energy into electricity to go into the mains, and the inverter needs power which it draws whether the wind is turning the turbine or not.



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