a device consisting of a resistor or series of resistors connected across a source of voltage and having one or more fixed or adjustable intermediate contacts: from any two terminals a desired reduced voltage may be obtained
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A set of two or more resistors connected in series between an applied voltage, so that the voltage at points between the resistors is a fixed fraction of the applied voltage. Voltage dividers are common in the power supplies of devices such as amplifiers, in which different subcomponents require different voltage levels for their own power supplies.