1. limiter

noun. (electronics) a nonlinear electronic circuit whose output is limited in amplitude; used to limit the instantaneous amplitude of a waveform (to clip off the peaks of a waveform).


  • electric circuit
  • electrical circuit
  • clipper


  • closed circuit
  • stay in place

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Sentences with limiter

1. Noun, singular or mass
Compressors are governed by a limiter switch that gauges when the compressor turns on and at what point it will shut off.

2. Adjective, comparative
If the compressor has limiter screws, they are usually located under the shroud on the top of the tank.