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(Electronics) a tapped or variable resistor or a chain of fixed resistors in series, connected across a source of voltage and used to obtain a desired fraction of the total voltage. Also called: voltage divider
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|Noun||1.||potential divider - resistors connected in series across a voltage source; used to obtain a desired fraction of the voltage|
potentiometer, pot - a resistor with three terminals, the third being an adjustable center terminal; used to adjust voltages in radios and TV sets