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va·rac·tor

 (və-răk′tər, vă-)
n.
A semiconductor device in which the capacitance is sensitive to the applied voltage at the boundary of the semiconductor material and an insulator.

[var(iable) + (re)act(ance) + -or.]

varactor

(ˈvɛəˌræktə)
n
(Electronics) a semiconductor diode that acts as a voltage-dependent capacitor, being operated with a reverse bias. Compare varistor
[C20: probably a blend of variable reactor]
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