Definitions

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  • n. A current-limiting feature in power supplies and amplifiers.
  • n. The use of rear-facing heavy-duty loudspeakers on stage during live music performances.

Etymologies

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fold +‎ back

Examples

  • These microRNAs form extensively base-paired "foldback" structures that are then processed by RNAi.

    Exploring the New RNA World

  • Accuracy was helped by a regular plastic measuring tape that I clipped to the weave with foldback clips.

    Finally finished!

  • I didn't like their songs with vocals all that much (though the guy sang backup vocals to one song with this extreme delay + foldback distortion on his vox that was pretty cool/creepy - like he was screaming at the end of a very long tunnel), however, their last few songs were louder and faster than the earlier ones and were quite reminiscent of Trans Am, of whom I am a fan.

    What a concert should look, sound, smell like: (Music (For Robots))

  • Current foldback limits Mosfet heat dissipation during overload conditions.

    Electronicstalk - electronics industry news

  • These include local and remote adjustment, adjustable straight-line or foldback current limit and output inhibit/enable functions.

    Electronicstalk - electronics industry news

  • By using the thermal foldback scheme, the new devices can tweak the current to enable LEDs to stay within their maximum operating range.

    Gadget Freak Files

  • Moreover, by using a "thermal foldback" scheme, they can prevent an LED's heat from ever reaching the point where its longevity might be damaged.

    Gadget Freak Files

  • National Semiconductor, for example, has incorporated a feature known as "thermal foldback" in a pair of devices, the

    Gadget Freak Files

  • "Thermal foldback is not designed so much to get rid of heat as to protect the bulb," Zarr says.

    Gadget Freak Files

  • Internal protection circuitry includes reverse-battery, no reverse current flow from output to input, current limiting with foldback and thermal shutdown.

    ThomasNet News - Today's New Product News

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