variocoupler

[ vair-ee-oh-kuhp-ler ]
/ ˌvɛər i oʊˈkʌp lər /
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noun Electricity.

a transformer having coils with a self-impedance that is essentially constant but a mutual impedance that can be varied by moving one coil with respect to the other.

Nearby words

  1. varifocals,
  2. variform,
  3. variformly,
  4. varify,
  5. vario-,
  6. variola,
  7. variola virus,
  8. variolate,
  9. variole,
  10. varioliform

Origin of variocoupler

First recorded in 1920–25; vari(able) + -o- + coupler

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