[ bal-uh n ]
/ ˈbæl ən /

noun Electricity.

a device for converting a balanced line into an unbalanced line and vice versa.

Origin of balun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for balun


/ (ˈbælən) /


electronics a device for coupling two electrical circuit elements, such as an aerial and its feeder cable, where one is balanced and the other is unbalanced

Word Origin for balun

C20: shortened from bal (anced to) un (balanced transformer)
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