limiter

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lim·it·er

 (lĭm′ĭt-ər)
n.
1. One that limits: a limiter of choices.
2. Electronics A circuit that prevents the amplitude of a waveform from exceeding a specified value. Also called clipper.

limiter

(ˈlɪmɪtə)
n
(Electronics) an electronic circuit that produces an output signal whose positive or negative amplitude, or both, is limited to some predetermined value above which the peaks become flattened. Also called: clipper
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.limiter - (electronics) a nonlinear electronic circuit whose output is limited in amplitude; used to limit the instantaneous amplitude of a waveform (to clip off the peaks of a waveform); "a limiter introduces amplitude distortion"
circuit, electric circuit, electrical circuit - an electrical device that provides a path for electrical current to flow
electronics - the branch of physics that deals with the emission and effects of electrons and with the use of electronic devices
Translations

limiter

n
(= limitation)einschränkender Faktor
(Elec) → (Amplituden)begrenzer m
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