Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun potentiometer

2 senses of potentiometer

Sense 1
potentiometer -- (a measuring instrument for measuring direct current electromotive forces)
       => measuring instrument, measuring system, measuring device -- (instrument that shows the extent or amount or quantity or degree of something)

Sense 2
potentiometer, pot -- (a resistor with three terminals, the third being an adjustable center terminal; used to adjust voltages in radios and TV sets)
       => potential divider, voltage divider -- (resistors connected in series across a voltage source; used to obtain a desired fraction of the voltage)

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