Meaning of transducer

trans•duc•er

Pronunciation: (trans-d'sur, -dy'-, tranz-), [key]
— n.
  1. a device that receives a signal in the form of one type of energy and converts it to a signal in another form: A microphone is a transducer that converts acoustic energy into electrical impulses.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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