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Noun: potentiometer  pu,ten-shee'ó-mi-tu(r)
  1. A measuring instrument for measuring direct current electromotive forces
     
  2. A resistor with three terminals, the third being an adjustable centre terminal; used to adjust voltages in radios and TV sets
    - pot

Derived forms: potentiometers

Type of: measuring device, measuring instrument, measuring system, potential divider, voltage divider

Encyclopedia: Potentiometer