Thévenin equivalent circuit

Thévenin equivalent circuit

[tā·vō¦na i‚kwiv·ə·lənt ′sər·kət]
(electricity)
An equivalent circuit that consists of a series connection of a voltage source and a two-terminal circuit, where the voltage source is usually dependent on the electric signals applied to the input terminals.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.