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A potentiometer used as a variable resistor.
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(Electrical Engineering) a variable resistance, usually consisting of a coil of wire with a terminal at one end and a sliding contact that moves along the coil to tap off the current
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an adjustable resistor so constructed that its resistance may be changed without opening the electrical circuit in which it is connected, thereby controlling the current in the circuit.
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A resistor whose resistance can be continuously varied between two extremes so as to control the flow of current in an electric circuit.
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|Noun||1.||rheostat - resistor for regulating current |
dimmer - a rheostat that varies the current through an electric light in order to control the level of illumination
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rheostat[ˈriːəʊstæt] N → reóstato m
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n → Regelwiderstand m, → Rheostat m (spec)
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rheostat[ˈrɪəʊˌstæt] n (Elec) → reostato
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