Meaning of synchronous converter

syn'chronous convert'er

Pronunciation: [key]
— Elect. Elect.
  1. a synchronous machine for converting alternating current to direct current, or vice versa, in which the armature winding is connected to collector rings and to a commutator. Also called
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