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voltage divider


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

  • n. A number of resistors in series provided with taps at certain points to make available a fixed or variable fraction of the applied voltage.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. resistors connected in series across a voltage source; used to obtain a desired fraction of the voltage


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