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[bal-uh n]
noun Electricity.
  1. a device for converting a balanced line into an unbalanced line and vice versa.
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Origin of balun

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British Dictionary definitions for balun


  1. 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
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Word Origin

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