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Definition of potentiometer noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    potentiometer

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//pəˌtenʃiˈɒmɪtə(r)//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//pəˌtenʃiˈɑːmɪtər//
     
     
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  1. 1a device for measuring differences in electrical potential
  2. 2a device for varying electrical resistance, used, for example, in volume controls
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: potentiometer