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English translation: converter in metallurgy but rectifier in electricity

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10:12 Jun 16, 2000
French to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
French term or phrase: convertisseur
in electronic circuitry
SG
English translation:converter in metallurgy but rectifier in electricity
Explanation:
a rectifier is a thing that rectifies, an electric or electronical device which converts alternating current to direct current.
oxford advanced learner's dictionary of current english
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Martine Etienne
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Summary of answers provided
naconverter in metallurgy but rectifier in electricity
Martine Etienne
naRectifiergeo1mar2
naconverter
Brigitte Gendebien
naconverterJesús Paredes
naconverterLouis RIOUAL


  

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6 mins
converter


Explanation:
Term universally accepted

Louis RIOUAL
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8 mins
converter


Explanation:
(Élec, Métal) Converter. e.g. convertisseur de couple: torque converter; convertisseur analytique: analytical converter. Dictionnaire Francais-Anglais, Robert&Collins.

Jesús Paredes
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10 mins
converter


Explanation:
Source: J. de Luca, Dictionnaire angalis-français des télécommunications, Masson, 1988

Brigitte Gendebien
Belgium
Local time: 12:11
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench
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4 hrs
Rectifier


Explanation:
If you are looking for a US English translation and you are talking about an electronic circuit it should be translated as rectifier. In about all other cases the translation would be converter

geo1mar2
Local time: 06:11
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in FrenchFrench, Native in DutchDutch
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1 day 14 mins
converter in metallurgy but rectifier in electricity


Explanation:
a rectifier is a thing that rectifies, an electric or electronical device which converts alternating current to direct current.
oxford advanced learner's dictionary of current english

Martine Etienne
Belgium
Local time: 12:11
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in pair: 8
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