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autotransformer

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Elec.) 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 Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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