potentiometer

noun po·ten·ti·om·e·ter \ pə-ˌten(t)-shē-ˈä-mə-tər \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of potentiometer

1 : an instrument for measuring electromotive forces

potentiometric

play \pə-ˌten(t)-sh(ē-)ə-ˈme-trik\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of potentiometer

International Scientific Vocabulary potential + -o- + -meter


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potentiometer

noun po·ten·ti·om·e·ter \ pə-ˌten-chē-ˈäm-ət-ər \

medical Definition of potentiometer

: an instrument for measuring electromotive forces

potentiometric

play \-ch(ē-)ə-ˈme-trik\ adjective

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