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pan potentiometer

noun
  1. a control on a stereo sound mixing desk by means of which the relative levels in right- and left-hand channels can be adjusted and hence the apparent position of the recorded or broadcast sound source within the stereo panorama can be controlledOften shortened to: pan pot
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Word Origin

C20: from pan (oramic) + potentiometer
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