voltage divider


: a resistor or series of resistors provided with taps at certain points and used to provide various potential differences from a single power source

Word History

First Known Use

1922, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of voltage divider was in 1922

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“Voltage divider.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/voltage%20divider. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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