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potentiometer

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noun po·ten·ti·om·e·ter \pə-ˌten(t)-shē-ˈä-mə-tər\

Definition of potentiometer

  1. 1 :  an instrument for measuring electromotive forces

  2. 2 :  voltage divider

potentiometric

play \-sh(ē-)ə-ˈme-trik\ adjective


Origin and Etymology of potentiometer

International Scientific Vocabulary potential + -o- + -meter


First Known Use: 1881


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potentiometer

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noun po·ten·ti·om·e·ter \pə-ˌten-chē-ˈäm-ət-ər\

Medical Definition of potentiometer

  1. :  an instrument for measuring electromotive forces

potentiometric

\-ch(ē-)ə-ˈme-trik\play adjective



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