capacitive pressure transducer

capacitive pressure transducer

[kə¦pas·əd·iv ′presh·ər tranz‚dü·sər]
(engineering)
A measurement device in which variations in pressure upon a capacitive element proportionately change the element's capacitive rating and thus the strength of the measured electric signal from the device.
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