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{adj: variable} (used of a device) designed so that a property (as e.g. light) can be varied
"a variable capacitor"
"variable filters in front of the mercury xenon lights"

{n: Cockcroft and Walton accelerator, Cockcroft-Walton accelerator, Cockcroft and Walton voltage multiplier, Cockcroft-Walton voltage multiplier} a high-voltage machine in which rectifiers charge capacitors that discharge and drive charged particles through an accelerating tube

{n: Leiden jar, Leyden jar} an electrostatic capacitor of historical interest

{n: bypass condenser, bypass capacitor} a capacitor that provides low impedance over certain (high) frequencies

{n: capacitor, capacitance, condenser, electrical condenser} an electrical device characterized by its capacity to store an electric charge

{n: condenser microphone, capacitor microphone} microphone consisting of a capacitor with one plate fixed and the other forming the diaphragm moved by sound waves

{n: electrolytic, electrolytic capacitor, electrolytic condenser} a fixed capacitor consisting of two electrodes separated by an electrolyte

{n: farad, F} the capacitance of a capacitor that has an equal and opposite charge of 1 coulomb on each plate and a voltage difference of 1 volt between the plates

{n: trimmer, trimming capacitor} capacitor having variable capacitance; used for making fine adjustments

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