Definition of dimmer
1 : a device for regulating the intensity of an electric lighting unit
2 : low beam
Recent Examples of dimmer from the Web
Smart light dimmers, like Lutron's Caseta Wireless Smart Lighting Dimmer Kit ($190, www.amazon.com), can be programmed to dim lights at night and turn them on in the morning.
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the dimmer or switch of three different styles sold under the brand Lumière can overheat, posing shock and fire risks.
A dozen generators power the overhead space lights on the set; 3,200 separate dimmers were used to control the massive array and simulate storm clouds passing overhead.
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Definition of dimmer for English Language Learners
: a device that allows you to control the brightness of a light
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