autotransformer(redirected from autotransformers)
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A power transformer having one continuous winding that is tapped; part of the winding serves as the primary and all of it serves as the secondary, or vice versa; small autotransformers are used to start motors.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.