Electricity. an electric network of inductance, capacitance, or resistance established between two points in a given network to secure some constant relation, as even attenuation, between the two points.
Slang. a weapon, as a pistol, blackjack, or switchblade knife.
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How to use equalizer in a sentence
Although they initially criticized the Fairness Doctrine as an insufficiently strong regulation, many eventually came to see it as an important equalizer.The Fairness Doctrine won’t solve our problems — but it can foster needed debate | Victor Pickard | February 4, 2021 | Washington Post
If you’re so included, you can also fiddle with the equalizer in the wearable app.Samsung’s Galaxy Buds Pro are a solid AirPods alternative | Brian Heater | January 15, 2021 | TechCrunch
So if students from certain groups are being shut out of the field, it means that public education is failing in its role as the great equalizer.Why the most lucrative tech careers are still out of reach for so many US students | Tamara Pearson | December 21, 2020 | Quartz
Last weekend, however, it squandered an early two-goal lead at New England and, after scoring the equalizer, yielded the late deciding goal.D.C. United gets the help it needs but can’t help itself to an MLS playoff berth | Steven Goff | November 9, 2020 | Washington Post
Social media has proven to be an excellent equalizer, enabling fledgling companies to compete with larger businesses for followers and engagement.
Music, the great equalizer, can reach people in a way nothing else can.Beyonce, Jay Z & No Doubt Sing to End Global Poverty in Central Park | Caitlin Dickson | September 28, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
This notion of pestilence as a “great equalizer” has remained in vogue ever since plague pop culture began.Ebola Rages in West Africa, Reigniting Humanity’s Oldest Fear: The Plague | Scott Bixby | August 4, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Belgium pressed relentlessly for an equalizer, dominating play from about the 70th minute to the final whistle.Costa Rica vs. the Netherlands: A Tale of Two Goalies | Tunku Varadarajan | July 5, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
And acne, well, acne is just the great equalizer (move over, death and taxes).
Calling guns “the great equalizer,” Trotter said women need firearms to protect themselves against male attackers.Gayle Trotter: The Woman Who Called Gun Control Sexist | Caitlin Dickson | February 7, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
What should be done with a broken engine truck spring or equalizer?
What should be done if a driving spring hanger or equalizer should break?
For a broken equalizer, block on top of engine truck boxes and under truck frame.
Interest is therefore the equalizer of the value of things in different periods.The Principles of Economics | Frank A. Fetter
A victory is for a time a great equalizer of military caste.Recollections with the Third Iowa Regiment | Seymour D. (Seymour Dwight) Thompson
British Dictionary definitions for equalizer
a person or thing that equalizes, esp a device to counterbalance opposing forces
an electronic network introduced into a transmission circuit to alter its response, esp to reduce distortion by equalizing its response over a specified frequency range
sport a goal, point, etc, that levels the score
US slang a weapon, esp a gun
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Scientific definitions for equalizer
An electronic device made of filters and amplifiers, used to alter the relative strengths of different frequencies in an electronic signal. Equalizers are used primarily in audio equipment, allowing fine-tuning of the signal to compensate for distortions such as weak response or oversensitivity at various frequencies.♦ A graphic equalizer uses a set of controls that determine the level of boost or suppression of individual frequencies. The controls are usually sliding faders, set up in a row from lowest frequency to highest frequency, so that the final settings resemble a graph of the frequency response of the equalizer.♦ A parametric equalizer consists of one or more filters whose characteristics can be controlled, such as the frequency to be manipulated, whether to boost or suppress the frequency, the amount of boost or suppression, and how much nearby frequencies are also affected.
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