Etymology
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converter (n.)

1530s, "one who makes converts," agent noun from convert (v.). Meaning "appliance that changes materials from one shape or condition to another" is from 1867.

updated on March 20, 2018

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Definitions of converter from WordNet

converter (n.)
a device for changing one substance or form or state into another;
Synonyms: convertor
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.