Ayrton shunt

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

Definition of Ayrton shunt

  1. :  a shunt used to increase the range of a galvanometer —called also universal shunt

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Origin and Etymology of ayrton shunt

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

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