automatic level control
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automatic level control[¦ȯd·ə¦mad·ik ′lev·əl kən‚trōl]
A circuit that keeps the output of a radio transmitter, tape recorder, or other device essentially constant, even in the presence of large changes in the input amplitude. Abbreviated ALC.
In an automotive vehicle, a system in which two air-chamber shock absorbers in the rear are fed compressed air by an electric compressor; pressure in the air chambers is determined automatically by sensors to maintain the vehicle at a predetermined height regardless of load.
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