- Rhymes: -ɜː(r)tə(r)
converter (plural converters)
- A person or thing that converts.
- A patient with a certain condition that subsequently develops into another condition.
- 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.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for converter in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)