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Meaning of POTENTIOMETER

Pronunciation:  pu`tenshee'âmitur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a resistor with three terminals, the third being an adjustable center terminal; used to adjust voltages in radios and TV sets
  2. [n]  a measuring instrument for measuring direct current electromotive forces
 

POTENTIOMETER is a 13 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: pot
 
 See Also: measuring device, measuring instrument, measuring system, potential divider, voltage divider

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Po*ten`ti*om"e*ter\, n. [Potential + -meter.]
(Elec.)
An instrument for measuring or comparing electrial potentials
or electro-motive forces.

 

 

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