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re·sis·tor

 (rĭ-zĭs′tər)
n.
A device used to control current in an electric circuit by providing resistance.

resistor

(rɪˈzɪstə)
n
(Electronics) an electrical component designed to introduce a known value of resistance into a circuit

re•sis•tor

(rɪˈzɪs tər)

n.
a device designed to introduce resistance into an electric circuit.
[1900–05]

re·sis·tor

(rĭ-zĭs′tər)
A device used to control current in an electric circuit by providing resistance.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.resistor - an electrical device that resists the flow of electrical currentresistor - an electrical device that resists the flow of electrical current
ballast resistor, barretter, ballast - a resistor inserted into a circuit to compensate for changes (as those arising from temperature fluctuations)
circuit, electric circuit, electrical circuit - an electrical device that provides a path for electrical current to flow
electrical device - a device that produces or is powered by electricity
potential divider, voltage divider - resistors connected in series across a voltage source; used to obtain a desired fraction of the voltage
rheostat, variable resistor - resistor for regulating current
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