potentiometer

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potentiometer (plural potentiometers)

  1. (electronics) A user-adjustable three-terminal variable resistor that can be used as a voltage divider.
  2. (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.]

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