Transformer

Trans*form"er

(?), n. 1. One who, or that which, transforms. Specif. (Elec.), an apparatus for producing from a given electrical current another current of different voltage.
[1913 Webster]

2. (1990's) a toy consisting of a figure or representation of an object, constructed of interlocking parts in such a way that a series of turning or twisting motions of the parts can transform the object from one type of object to a different type of object, such as from an animal to an automobile.
[PJC]

-- Multiple transformer. (Elec.) (a) A transformer connected in multiple or in parallel with the primary circuit. (b) A transformer with more than one primary or more than one secondary coil. -- Parallel transformer (Elec.), a transformer connected in parallel.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]

 

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