[ bal-uh n ]
/ ˈbæl ən /
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“Compliment” and “complement” had a shared meaning a long time ago, but today they are no longer interchangeable.
Words nearby balun
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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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