damper

Definitions

Aviation

  • noun a device to decrease or reduce something

Cars & Driving

  • noun any device which reduces oscillations (either mechanical or electrical) or vibration, such as a shock absorber in the suspension, or a vibration damper on the crankshaft.

Construction

  • A blade or louver within an air duct, inlet, or outlet that can be adjusted to regulate the flow of air.
  • A pivotal cast iron plate positioned just below the smoke chamber of a fireplace to regulate drafts.

Electronics

  • A diode utilized to limit unwanted oscillations. Also called damper tube (1), damper diode (1), damping tube (1), or damping diode (1).
  • In a TV receiver, a diode used to limit unwanted oscillations in the horizontal deflection circuit. Also called damper tube (2), damper diode (2), damping tube (2), or damping diode (2).
  • A device which provides damping (1), or damping (3).
  • synonymdamping diode
  • synonymdamping tube

Food

Real Estate

  • noun a metal plate that controls the flow of air in a chimney
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