IR drop

noun
\ (ˈ)ī¦är- \

Definition of IR drop

: the voltage drop due to energy losses in a resistor

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History and Etymology for IR drop

I, symbol for effective current in amperes + R, symbol for resistance in ohms

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“IR drop.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/IR%20drop. Accessed 23 Oct. 2020.

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