autotransformer

[aw-toh-trans-fawr-mer]

Origin of autotransformer

First recorded in 1890–95; auto-1 + transformer
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British Dictionary definitions for autotransformer

autotransformer

noun
  1. a transformer in which part of the winding is common to both primary and secondary circuits
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