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See also: Potentiometer
- potentiometre (nonstandard, rare)
potentiometer (plural potentiometers)
- (electronics) A user-adjustable three-terminal variable resistor that can be used as a voltage divider.
- (physics) An instrument that measures a voltage by opposing it with a precise fraction of a known voltage, and without drawing current from the unknown source. [from late 19th c.]
user-adjustable variable resistor
instrument that measures a voltage
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