Wheatstone bridge

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Etymology[edit]

After Sir Charles Wheatstone, who improved and popularized the original (1833) invention of Samuel Hunter Christie.

Noun[edit]

Wheatstone bridge (plural Wheatstone bridges)

  1. An instrument used to measure an unknown electrical resistance by balancing two legs of a bridge circuit, one leg of which includes the unknown component.

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