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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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