[ puh-ten-shee-om-i-ter ]
/ pəˌtɛn ʃiˈɒm ɪ tər /
a device for measuring electromotive force or potential difference by comparison with a known voltage.
Words nearby potentiometer
OTHER WORDS FROM potentiometerpo·ten·ti·o·met·ric [puh-ten-shee-uh-me-trik] /pəˌtɛn ʃi əˈmɛ trɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for potentiometric (1 of 2)
/ (pəˌtɛnʃɪəˈmɛtrɪk) /
chem (of a titration) having the end point determined by a change in potential of an electrode immersed in the solution
British Dictionary definitions for potentiometric (2 of 2)
/ (pəˌtɛnʃɪˈɒmɪtə) /
an instrument for determining a potential difference or electromotive force by measuring the fraction of it that balances a standard electromotive force
a device with three terminals, two of which are connected to a resistance wire and the third to a brush moving along the wire, so that a variable potential can be tapped off: used in electronic circuits, esp as a volume control
Sometimes shortened to: pot
Derived forms of potentiometerpotentiometry, noun
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Scientific definitions for potentiometric
[ pə-tĕn′shē-ŏm′ĭ-tər ]
A mechanical variable resistor. See more at resistor.
An instrument for measuring an unknown voltage by comparison with a known voltage, such as that of a generator.
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