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autotransformer

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An electrical transformer in which the primary and secondary coils have some or all windings in common.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a transformer with a single winding, output being taken from taps

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A transformer in which part of the primary winding is used as a secondary winding, or vice versa; -- called also a compensator or balancing coil.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In electricity, a transformer, in which a part of the primary coil is used as secondary coil, or inversely.

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