Definition of equalizer in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈiːkwəlʌɪzə
(also equaliser)


  • 1A thing which has an equalizing effect: education is the great equalizer
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    • ‘The Web is absolutely the great equalizer,’ he said.
    • The crisis that struck in mid-1997 was a great equalizer, along with the popularity of the ‘back to nature’ movement starting in the West.
    • Wealthy motorists frustrated by the great equalizer, traffic jams, will pioneer a brand new gimmick: motorcycle motorcades for millionaires.
  • 1.1British A goal that levels the score in the game: his second goal was the equalizer
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    • These days, they score a goal and hope to stop their opponents from scoring an equaliser.
    • Defoe set up Cole for the second equaliser before scoring the winner.
    • Aspell crowned a good game by scoring the equaliser.
  • 2North American informal A weapon, especially a gun.
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    • Colt claimed that his guns were the ‘great equalizers.’
    • Nuclear weapons, chemical weapons and missiles are viewed, probably erroneously, as the potential equalizer of superior Western conventional power.
    • More often than not, the real equalizer was his gun.
  • 3 Electronics A passive network designed to modify a frequency response, especially to compensate for distortion.
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    • This panel would then be connected through a patchbay to a microphone, line and program amplifiers, equalizers and echo sends.
    • A second equalizer and adjuster circuit to equalize the timed sample sequence for detection and to adjust the gain of the amplifier and the timing of the sampler operates in a user data segment of the signal.
    • By separating the equalization of the signal to separate equalizers, the cost of the equalization can be reduced without substantially affecting performance.

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