Ayrton shunt

noun
Ayr·​ton shunt | \ ˈa(a)(ə)rtᵊn-, ˈe(ə)r- \

Definition of Ayrton shunt

: a shunt used to increase the range of a galvanometer

called also universal shunt

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History and Etymology for Ayrton shunt

after William E. Ayrton †1908 English electrical engineer and inventor

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“Ayrton shunt.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ayrton%20shunt. Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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