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Meaning of "potentiometer" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF POTENTIOMETER

potentiometer  [pəˌtɛnʃɪˈɒmɪtə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF POTENTIOMETER

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Potentiometer is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES POTENTIOMETER MEAN IN ENGLISH?

potentiometer

Potentiometer

A potentiometer /pɵˌtɛnʃiˈɒmɨtər/, informally a pot, is a three-terminal resistor with a sliding contact that forms an adjustable voltage divider. If only two terminals are used, one end and the wiper, it acts as a variable resistor or rheostat. A potentiometer measuring instrument is essentially a voltage divider used for measuring electric potential; the component is an implementation of the same principle, hence its name. Potentiometers are commonly used to control electrical devices such as volume controls on audio equipment. Potentiometers operated by a mechanism can be used as position transducers, for example, in a joystick. Potentiometers are rarely used to directly control significant power, since the power dissipated in the potentiometer would be comparable to the power in the controlled load.

Definition of potentiometer in the English dictionary

The definition of potentiometer in the dictionary is an instrument for determining a potential difference or electromotive force by measuring the fraction of it that balances a standard electromotive force. Other definition of potentiometer is a device with three terminals, two of which are connected to a resistance wire and the third to a brush moving along the wire, so that a variable potential can be tapped off: used in electronic circuits, esp as a volume control.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH POTENTIOMETER


absorptiometer
əbˌsɔːpʃɪˈɒmɪtə
areometer
ˌɛərɪˈɒmɪtə
audiometer
ˌɔːdɪˈɒmɪtə
biometer
baɪˈɒmɪtə
effusiometer
ɪˌfjuːzɪˈɒmɪtə
eudiometer
ˌjuːdɪˈɒmɪtə
geometer
dʒɪˈɒmɪtə
goniometer
ˌɡəʊnɪˈɒmɪtə
gradiometer
ˌɡrædɪˈɒmɪtə
heliometer
ˌhiːlɪˈɒmɪtə
opsiometer
ˌɒpsɪˈɒmɪtə
pluviometer
ˌpluːvɪˈɒmɪtə
pyrheliometer
pəˌhiːlɪˈɒmɪtə
radiogoniometer
ˌreɪdɪəʊˌɡəʊnɪˈɒmɪtə
radiometer
ˌreɪdɪˈɒmɪtə
rheometer
rɪˈɒmɪtə
stadiometer
ˌsteɪdɪˈɒmɪtə
taseometer
ˌtæsɪˈɒmɪtə
tensiometer
ˌtɛnsɪˈɒmɪtə
variometer
ˌvɛərɪˈɒmɪtə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE POTENTIOMETER

potent
potentate
potential
potential difference
potential divider
potential energy
potential well
potentialities
potentiality
potentially
potentiary
potentiate
potentiation
potentiator
potentilla
potentiometric
potentiometry
potentize
potently
potentness

WORDS THAT END LIKE POTENTIOMETER

accelerometer
barometer
centimeter
Demeter
diameter
diffractometer
meter
micrometer
millimeter
multimeter
nanometer
odometer
parameter
perimeter
peter
spectrometer
spectrophotometer
speedometer
tachometer
thermometer
voltmeter

Synonyms and antonyms of potentiometer in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «potentiometer» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF POTENTIOMETER

Find out the translation of potentiometer to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of potentiometer from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «potentiometer» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

电位器
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

potenciómetro
570 millions of speakers

English

potentiometer
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

तनाव नापने का यंत्र
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الجهد
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

потенциометра
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

potenciômetro
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

potentiometer
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

potentiomètre
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Potensiometer
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Potentiometer
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ポテンショメーター
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

볼륨
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Potentiometer
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

chiết áp
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

potentiometer
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

पॉवरटिओमीटर
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

potansiyometre
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

potenziometro
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

potencjometr
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

потенциометра
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

potențiometru
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ποτενσιόμετρο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

potentiometer
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

potentiometer
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

potensiometer
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of potentiometer

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «POTENTIOMETER»

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about potentiometer

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «POTENTIOMETER»

Discover the use of potentiometer in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to potentiometer and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Indl Instrumentation & Control 3E
The shaft of the motor is connected mechanically to the slide-wire contact in such a way that the rotation of the motor decreases the unbalance in the potentiometer circuit. When the e.m.f. being measured is equal to the potentiometer voltage, ...
Singh
2
Competition Science Vision
(Potentiometer achieves this). (g) A voltmeter having a higher resistance is a better one.for better accuracy. (h) Conversion of Galvanometer into a voltmeter — (i) To convert a galvanometer into a voltmeter, a suitable high resistance has to be ...
3
A-level Physics
(b) Describe how you would use a potentiometer to determine the internal resistance of a cell. Give full experimental details of your procedure and a labelled circuit diagram. Explain how you would use your results to plot a linear graph and ...
Roger Muncaster, 1993
4
Practical Physics for Engineers
Therefore the reading of an ammeter does not represent the true value of the current measured. In order to know the amount of error one needs to calibrate an ammeter. How do you calibrate an ammeter using potentiometer ? We measure the ...
Ashok Kr. Mishra, 2006
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Theory and Applications of Automatic Controls
Potentiometer-type. Comparator. The simplest type is a potcntiometric-type error detector, which produces a voltage signal, proportional to the difference of the input and output signals as in Fig. 2.25. The potentiometers may be rotary or linear ...
B C Nakra, 2005
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Electrical Measurements & Measuring Instruments
Philosophy of Measurement : Methods of measurement, Measurement system, Classification of instrument system, Characteristic of instrument and measurement system, Errors in measurement and its analysis, Standards.Analog Measurement of ...
K.A.Bakshi A.V.Bakshi U.A.Bakshi, 2007
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Electronics For Dummies
The word potentiometer is often used to categorize all variable resistors, but there is a difference between rheostats and potentiometers. Rheostats are two-terminal devices, with one lead connected to the wiper and the other lead connected to ...
Cathleen Shamieh, Gordon McComb, 2011
8
Make Your Own Electric Guitar and Bass
A potentiometer (below) contains a semi-circular length of a material, called the " track", which is resistive to the flow of electricity. A wiring connector is placed at either end of this track, appearing as the two outside lugs on the pot's housing.
Dennis Waring, David Raymond, 2001
9
Discrete Electronic Components
Many potentiometer parameters are similar in principle to those used for resistors but there are often differences in detail. For a linear potentiometer the effect of temperature is similar to that of a conventional resistor. However, several different  ...
F. F. Mazda, 1981
10
Routledge Diccionario Técnico Inglés
... elec, Fis, ing elec, lar potentiometer; - de ajuste m elec resistor trimming potentiometer, transp aer adjusting potentiometer; - de alamhre hohinado m elec wire-wound potentiometer; - de alamhre devanado m elec wire-wound potentiometer; ...
Routledge, 1997

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «POTENTIOMETER»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term potentiometer is used in the context of the following news items.
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The Best of Boston Hackers at Artisan's Asylum
He has a rotary encoder and potentiometer for settings, and the entire thing can run off of one AA (although there are two slots if you want to ... «Hackaday, Jul 15»
2
Wear-and-tear free monitor for liquid media
The potentiometer and DIP switches of the electronic module enable precise adjustment of this reliable limit level detector to the respective ... «Cape Business News, Jul 15»
3
Review: Microchip Curiosity is a Gorgeous New 8-bit Dev Board
For user input there is a single button, a capacitive touch button, and a potentiometer. The placement of the user button and the foot underneath ... «Hackaday, Jul 15»
4
Printed polymer sensors change look and feel of IoT
Only two components are required for signal transformation: a printed potentiometer track on a carrier material (e.g. FR4 or PET foil) and a ... «ElectronicsWeekly.com, Jul 15»
5
Wittmann Battenfeld upgrades single-material loaders
Using a potentiometer scale, conveying times can be exactly defined. The “net” part of the Feedmax S3 net refers to the ability of controlling ... «Plastics News, Jul 15»
6
What About Reliability of Magnetic Position Sensor?
Like optical encoders, the potentiometer — the industry's most familiar device for measuring linear or angular displacement, also suffers from ... «EE Times, Jul 15»
7
Triac and quadrac design innovations can simplify LED lighting control
In this circuit, the potentiometer is 250kO with built-in fixed end resistance of 3kO minimum. The quadrac device included offers low gate and ... «New Electronics, Jul 15»
8
Biohand: An Inexpensive 3D Printed Open Source Prosthetic
The motor and drive screw alone are capable of lifting a couple of pounds, and Bloedorn's design uses the servo motor's potentiometer to ... «3DPrint.com, Jul 15»
9
EMEA: Steering smarter in the connected car
The technology consists of a basic membrane with potentiometer resistance track. Once a possible problem is identified by the smart steering ... «RCR Wireless News, Jul 15»
10
Wuhan Xinmeiya intros temperature controller for embedded apps
The 5R7-001 offers temperature setting and control through the remote potentiometer and the optional display. Delivering a load current of .1 to ... «Control Engineering Asia, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Potentiometer [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/potentiometer>. Nov 2020 ».
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