converter, catalytic

converter, catalytic

Dictionary of automotive terms. 2015.

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  • Converter — may refer to: Contents 1 Electromagnetics 2 Electronics 2.1 In television 3 Information technology …   Wikipedia

  • catalytic converter — catalytic converters N COUNT A catalytic converter is a device which is fitted to a car s exhaust to reduce the pollution coming from it …   English dictionary

  • catalytic converter — ► NOUN ▪ a device in the exhaust system of a motor vehicle, containing a catalyst for converting pollutant gases into less harmful ones …   English terms dictionary

  • catalytic converter — n. a chemical filter connected to the exhaust system of an automotive vehicle and designed to react with the fumes, so as to reduce air pollution …   English World dictionary

  • converter — [kən vʉr′tər] n. a person or thing that converts; specif., a) a furnace for converting pig iron into steel in the Bessemer process b) an electrical device for converting alternating current into direct current: cf. INVERTER c) the part of a radio …   English World dictionary

  • catalytic converter — catalytic con verter n a piece of equipment fitted to a car s ↑exhaust system that reduces the amount of poisonous gases the engine sends out …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • catalytic converter — catalytic con verter noun count a piece of equipment attached to a car that reduces the amount of poisonous gases that it sends into the air …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Catalytic converter — A catalytic converter (colloquially, cat or catcon ) is a device used to reduce the toxicity of emissions from an internal combustion engine. First widely introduced on series production automobiles in the US market for the 1975 model year to… …   Wikipedia

  • converter — [1] When used with LPG (propane), it is a device which turns LPG (propane) from liquid to vapor for use in the engine. [2] Referring to a transmission it is the device that transfers engine torque to the transmission. Also see catalytic converter …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • catalytic converter — A pollution control device found on the exhaust system of all cars since its introduction in 1974 which acts like an afterburner to reburn unburned gas in the tail pipe. It looks like a small muffler and is usually made of stainless steel. It… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

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