alternating-current resistance


Definition of alternating-current resistance

: the ratio of the average power dissipated to the square of the effective current in a conductor carrying an alternating current

called also effective resistance

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First Known Use of alternating-current resistance

1891, in the meaning defined above

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“Alternating-current resistance.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jan. 2022.

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