Definition of Dimmer

1. Noun. A rheostat that varies the current through an electric light in order to control the level of illumination.

Generic synonyms: Rheostat, Variable Resistor



Definition of Dimmer

1. Noun. A rheostat that is used to vary the intensity of a domestic electric light ¹

2. Noun. A switch used to select between the low and high headlamp beam on a road vehicle. (usually as "dimmer switch", primarily in North America; elsewhere "dipswitch" or "dipper switch") ¹

3. Adjective. (comparative of dim) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Dimmer

1. a device for varying the intensity of illumination [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dimmer

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dimmer (current term)
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Literary usage of Dimmer

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1. On Some of Life's Ideals: On a Certain Blindness in Human Beings; What Makes by William James (1900)
"... the frolicsome crests and glistening; The stretch afar growing dimmer and dimmer, the gray walls of the granite store-houses by the docks; ..."

2. The Complete Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott by Walter Scott (1900)
"... And watched with trembling hope thy dawn of youth, That now, with these same eyeballs, dimmed with age, And dimmer yet with tears, sees thy dishonor. ..."

3. Among the Isles of Shoals by Celia Thaxter (1873)
"... but from this nearest point the coast-line recedes gradually, in dim and dimmer distance, to Cape Ann, in Massachusetts, twenty-one, miles away at the ..."

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