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therm·is·tor

 (thûr′mĭs′tər)
n.
A resistor made of semiconductors having resistance that varies rapidly and predictably with temperature.

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thermistor

(θɜːˈmɪstə)
n
(Electronics) a semiconductor device having a resistance that decreases rapidly with an increase in temperature. It is used for temperature measurement, to compensate for temperature variations in a circuit, etc
[C20: from thermo- + (res)istor]
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therm•is•tor

(θərˈmɪs tər, ˈθɜr mə stər)

n.
a resistor whose resistance decreases with increases in temperature.
[1935–40; therm- + (res) istor]
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Noun1.thermistor - a semiconductor device made of materials whose resistance varies as a function of temperature; can be used to compensate for temperature variation in other components of a circuit
semiconductor device, semiconductor unit, semiconductor - a conductor made with semiconducting material
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Translations

thermistor

n (Tech) → Heißleiter m, → Thermistor m
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therm·is·tor

n. termistor, tipo de termómetro para medir cambios mínimos en la temperatura.
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