dimmer


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dim·mer

 (dĭm′ər)
n.
1. A rheostat or other device used to vary the intensity of an electric light.
2.
a. A parking light on a motor vehicle.
b. A low beam.

dimmer

(ˈdɪmə)
n
1. (General Physics) a device, such as a rheostat, for varying the current through an electric light and thus changing the illumination
2. (Automotive Engineering) (often plural)
a. a dipped headlight on a road vehicle
b. a parking light on a car

dim•mer

(ˈdɪm ər)

n.
1. a person or thing that dims.
2. a rheostat or similar device by which the intensity of an electric light may be varied.
3. a low-beam headlight.
[1815–25]

dimmer

A rheostat, or electrical apparatus to lower the intensity of lamps.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dimmer - a rheostat that varies the current through an electric light in order to control the level of illumination
rheostat, variable resistor - resistor for regulating current
Translations
dímer

dimmer

[ˈdɪməʳ]
A. N
1. (on light switch) → regulador m de intensidad de luz
B. CPD dimmer switch Nregulador m de intensidad de luz

dimmer

[ˈdɪmər]
n (also dimmer switch) → variateur m dimmers
npl (US)
(= dipped headlights) [car] → codes mpl
(= parking lights) [car] → feux mpl de position

dimmer

n (Elec) → Dimmer m; (US Aut) → Abblendschalter or -hebel m; dimmers pl (US Aut) → Abblendlicht nt; (= sidelights)Begrenzungsleuchten pl

dimmer

[ˈdɪməʳ] n (also dimmer switch) → dimmer m inv, interruttore m a reostato
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He would sit quietly, with a gentle pleasure gleaming over his face, brighter now, and now a little dimmer, as the song happened to float near him, or was more remotely heard.
This earthly faintness, was, in their view, only another phase of the minister's celestial strength; nor would it have seemed a miracle too high to be wrought for one so holy, had he ascended before their eyes, waxing dimmer and brighter, and fading at last into the light of heaven!
Under the old dim writing of the Yankee historian appeared traces of a penmanship which was older and dimmer still -- Latin words and sentences: fragments from old monk- ish legends, evidently.
Under the over-swinging lamps--swinging ever brighter in the better streets, and ever dimmer in the worse--and by lighted shops, gay crowds, illuminated coffee-houses, and theatre-doors, to one of the city gates.
The angles of a Square (and still more those of an equilateral Triangle), being much more pointed than those of a Pentagon, and the lines of inanimate objects (such as houses) being dimmer than the lines of Men and Women, it follows that there is no little danger lest the points of a square or triangular house residence might do serious injury to an inconsiderate or perhaps absent-minded traveller suddenly therefore, running against them: and as early as the eleventh century of our era, triangular houses were universally forbidden by Law, the only exceptions being fortifications, powder-magazines, barracks, and other state buildings, which it is not desirable that the general public should approach without circumspection.
The sail had turned and nobody was visible;--and on the ocean, silvered by the light of the moon, the vessel formed a black spot that grew dimmer and dimmer, and finally disappeared.
It would take him no more than two minutes to get out the box; he could make out the tree it was under by the pale strip where the bark was off, although the dawning light was rather dimmer in the thicket.
My insight into the minds of those around me was becoming dimmer and more fitful, and the ideas that crowded my double consciousness became less and less dependent on any personal contact.
Owen Warland felt the impulse to give external reality to his ideas as irresistibly as any of the poets or painters who have arrayed the world in a dimmer and fainter beauty, imperfectly copied from the richness of their visions.
The iron stove glowed no longer and the lamp, surrounded by empty bottles and empty glasses, had grown dimmer.
Well educated, well endowed, and not deficient physically, he remained in the grip of a certain devil whom the modern world knows as self-consciousness, and whom the medieval, with dimmer vision, worshipped as asceticism.
The dim light in the barn grew dimmer, and they could see to work no longer.