autotransformer

noun
au·​to·​trans·​form·​er | \ ˌȯ-tō-tran(t)s-ˈfȯr-mər How to pronounce autotransformer (audio) \

Definition of autotransformer

: a transformer in which the primary and secondary coils have part or all of their turns in common

First Known Use of autotransformer

1895, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of autotransformer was in 1895

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“Autotransformer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/autotransformer. Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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