or Wheatstone's bridge
a circuit for measuring an unknown resistance by comparing it with known resistances.
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Origin of Wheatstone bridge
First recorded in 1870–75; named after C. Wheatstone
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British Dictionary definitions for Wheatstone bridge
/ (ˈwiːtstən) /
a device for determining the value of an unknown resistance by comparison with a known standard resistance
Word Origin for Wheatstone bridge
C19: named after Sir Charles Wheatstone (1802–75), British physicist and inventor
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