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voltage divider
1. A unit of electric measurement equal to the product of a volt and an ampere that for direct current constitutes a measure of power equivalent to a watt.
2. A tapped resistor, adjustable resistor, potentiometer, or a series arrangement of two or more fixed resistors connected across a voltage source.

A desired fraction of the total voltage is obtained from the intermediate tap, movable contact, or resistor junction.

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