Definition of potential divider in English:

potential divider

Pronunciation /pəˈten(t)SHəl dəˈvīdər/ /pəˈtɛn(t)ʃəl dəˈvaɪdər/

noun

another term for voltage divider
‘You may find that you need a supply of 6 volts and you have a 9 volt battery, your only option may be to make a potential divider.’
  • ‘If a signal in a sensing or control system is too big, it can be reduced by ‘tapping off’ a fraction of the signal using a potential divider.’
  • ‘The question illustrates the effect of the load on the potential divider.’