1. An instrument for measuring an unknown voltage by comparison to a standard voltage.
2. A three-terminal resistor with an adjustable center connection, widely used for volume control in radio and television receivers. Also called pot
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1. (Physics / General Physics) an instrument for determining a potential difference or electromotive force by measuring the fraction of it that balances a standard electromotive force
2. (Electronics) a device with three terminals, two of which are connected to a resistance wire and the third to a brush moving along the wire, so that a variable potential can be tapped off: used in electronic circuits, esp as a volume control Sometimes shortened to potCollins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003http://www.thefreedictionary.com/potentiometerpot
(Physics / General Physics) Informal
short for potentiometerCollins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003pot
- a resistor with three terminals, the third being an adjustable center terminal; used to adjust voltages in radios and TV setsBased on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2008 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.http://www.thefreedictionary.com/pot