dimmer

noun dim·mer \ ˈdi-mər \
|Updated on: 12 Jul 2018

Definition of dimmer

1 : a device for regulating the intensity of an electric lighting unit
2 : low beam

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First Known Use of dimmer

circa 1896

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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DIMMER Defined for English Language Learners

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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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