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 for potentiometer
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Potentiometer \Po*ten`ti*om"e*ter\, n. [Potential + -meter.]
     An instrument for measuring or comparing electrial potentials
     or electro-motive forces.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a measuring instrument for measuring direct current
           electromotive forces
      2: a resistor with three terminals, the third being an
         adjustable center terminal; used to adjust voltages in radios
         and TV sets [syn: potentiometer, pot]

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