voltage divider

Definitions of voltage divider
  1. noun
    resistors connected in series across a voltage source; used to obtain a desired fraction of the voltage
    synonyms: potential divider
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    types:
    pot, potentiometer
    a resistor with three terminals, the third being an adjustable center terminal; used to adjust voltages in radios and TV sets
    type of:
    resistance, resistor
    an electrical device that resists the flow of electrical current
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