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Definition of "inverter" []

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

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "inverter" in a sentence
  • "Electroluminescence looks set to become seriously popular: a cold neon-like light achieved by sandwiching a phosphorescent material between AC-driven wires (typically around 100V, but low-current so that it can be run via an inverter from a small battery source)."
  • ""Those technologies, paired with Emerson's financial stability and dependable, long-term inverter warranty, provided a uniquely attractive package well-suited to this large-scale PV facility.""
  • "Short Circuit Protection -- If the AC output of the inverter is short-circuited for one second or more, it will shut down to protect itself."