Definition of Compensator

1. n. One who, or that which, compensates; -- a name applied to various mechanical devices.



Definition of Compensator

1. Noun. (literally) A party or thing which compensates, pays or otherwise provides a compensation ¹

2. Noun. Any device used to compensate for something, notably to achieve a better balance ¹

3. Noun. A building control device used to deliver the compensation relationship or curve between the air temperature outside a building and the temperature of water or air provided to spaces or zones within the building for purposes of heating or cooling. ¹

4. Noun. (nautical) One of several small magnets placed in the binnacle to neutralize the effect of the ship's metal on the compass ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Compensator

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Literary usage of Compensator

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1. Proceedings of the Cambridge Philosophical Society by Cambridge Philosophical Society (1906)
"When the compensator was in its standard position, ie fully drawn out, ... With the compensator in its standard position there is thus no danger of an ..."

2. Principles and Practice of Electrical Engineering by Alexander Gray (1917)
"Starting compensator.—The combined autotransformers and switches constitute what is called a starting compensator. One type is shown in Fig. ..."

3. Manual of Petrographic Methods by Albert Johannsen (1918)
"... compensator is a modification of that of Babinet. Instead of a simple wedge, it is made up of two pairs (Fig. 456), the orientation of the vibration ..."

4. Manual of Petrographic Methods by Albert Johannsen (1914)
"... compensator is a modification of that of Babinet. Instead of a simple wedge, it is made up of two pairs (Fig. 456), the orientation of the vibration ..."

5. Elements of Inorganic Chemistry: Including the Applications of the Science by Thomas Graham (1858)
"To obviate this last source of inaccuracy, a contrivance, called the compensator, has been invented. It consists of two prismatic plates of quartz, ..."

6. Alternating Current Engineering Practically Treated by Edward Brackett Raymond (1904)
"THE compensator. There is another type of transformer in use, called the compensator, where the secondary winding, instead of being separate from the ..."

7. The Interferometry of Reversed and Non-reversed Spectra by Carl Barus (1916)
"Effective thickness of the lenticular compensator.—The compensator with curved faces may change the interference pattern in two ways; viz, by changing the ..."

8. The Production of Elliptic Interferences in Relation to Interferometry by Carl Barus, Maxwell Barus (1911)
"It is not necessary, however, to use thin glass, for if a compensator is provided, ie, if the grating is ... By partial compensation (compensator thinner) ..."

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