resistor

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noun re·sis·tor \ri-ˈzis-tər\

Definition of resistor

  1. :  a device that has electrical resistance and that is used in an electric circuit for protection, operation, or current control

1876

First Known Use of resistor

1876


RESISTOR Defined for English Language Learners

resistor

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noun re·sis·tor \ri-ˈzis-tər\

Definition of resistor for English Language Learners

  • : a device that is used to control the flow of electricity in an electric circuit


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