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Noun: limiter  li-mi-tu(r)
  1. (electronics) a nonlinear electronic circuit whose output is limited in amplitude; used to limit the instantaneous amplitude of a waveform (to clip off the peaks of a waveform)
    "a limiter introduces amplitude distortion";
    - clipper

Derived forms: limiters

Type of: circuit, electric circuit, electrical circuit

Encyclopedia: Limiter