- A circuit or device which limits the amplitude of its output signal to a predetermined maximum, regardless of the variations of its input. Used, for example, for preventing component, equipment, or media overloads. Also known by various other names, including amplitude-limiting circuit, amplitude-limiter circuit, limiter, automatic peak limiter, clipping circuit, peak limiter, peak clipper, and clipper.
- synonymamplitude-limiting circuit
- synonymautomatic peak limiter