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Princeton's WordNet

  1. limiter, clipper(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)

    "a limiter introduces amplitude distortion"


  1. limiter(Noun)

    That which limits.

    The limiter automatically put on the brakes to keep the machine from going too fast.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Limiter(noun)

    one who, or that which, limits

  2. Limiter(noun)

    a friar licensed to beg within certain bounds, or whose duty was limited to a certain district


  1. Limiter

    In electronics, a limiter is a circuit that allows signals below a specified input power to pass unaffected while attenuating the peaks of stronger signals that exceed this input power. PIN diodes can be used in limiter circuits to reflect the energy back to the source or clip the signal. An FM radio receiver usually has at least one stage of amplification for this purpose. It provides a constant level of signal to the FM demodulator stage, reducing the effect of signal level changes in the output. If two or more signals are received at the same time, a high performance limiter stage can greatly reduce the effect of the weaker signals on the output. This is commonly referred to as the FM capture effect. Generally, FM demodulators are not affected by amplitude variations, since the baseband is contained in the frequency deviations. Some detectors, including the Ratio Detector, inherently limit gain by a nature of the circuit design. In AM radio, the intelligence is located in the amplitude variations, and distortion can occur due to spurious signals that could cause the baseband to be misrepresented. Mastering engineers often use limiting combined with make-up gain to increase the perceived loudness of an audio recording during the audio mastering process.

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How to say limiter in sign language?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of limiter in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of limiter in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of limiter in a Sentence

  1. The Frenchman:

    Cold tyres, and when I removed the pitlane limiter, the car spun, it was a bit of an awkward moment, let's say.

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