Definition of Interrupter

1. Noun. A device for automatically interrupting an electric current.

Generic synonyms: Device
Derivative terms: Interrupt

Definition of Interrupter

1. n. One who, or that which, interrupts.

Definition of Interrupter

1. Noun. One who or that which interrupts. ¹

2. Noun. A device for opening and closing an electrical circuit. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Interrupter

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Interrupter

1. 1. One who, or that which, interrupts. 2. A device for opening and closing an electrical circuit; a vibrating spring or tuning fork, arranged to make and break a circuit at rapidly recurring intervals, by the action of the current itself. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Interrupter

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Literary usage of Interrupter

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1. Science Abstracts by Institution of Electrical Engineers (1900)
"If it is the oxygen accumulating at the anode which prevents the electrolytic interrupter from working with weak currents, any process which counteracts ..."

2. Dyke's Automobile and Gasoline Engine Encyclopedia by Andrew Lee Dyke (1920)
"The interrupter will take the place of the vibrator, therefore we would have a ... The housing on which interrupter parts are mounted, can be shifted, ..."

3. X Rays by George William Clarkson Kaye (1917)
"Some of the later types compare favourably in steadiness with any kind of interrupter, when only a light output is required, as with a soft X-ray tube.1 But ..."

4. Monographic Medicine by Albion Walter Hewlett, Henry Leopold Elsner (1916)
"(a) The interrupter The interrupter determines the rhythmical closure and opening ... Several varieties of interrupter are in use, the best ones being (1) a ..."

5. Wireless Telegraphy by Jonathan Adolf Wilhelm Zenneck (1915)
"Occasional irregularities in the interrupter, causing the "make" and "break" ... With good construction of the interrupter, its operation is said to-be very ..."

6. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1900)
"Since then an improvement has been made in the interrupter, the first of the three described, which simplifies it to such an extent that a description of it ..."

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