resistor

noun
re·​sis·​tor | \ ri-ˈzi-stər How to pronounce resistor (audio) \

Definition of resistor

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

Examples of resistor in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Each kit includes products that can be found in a car, such as a sensor, a micro-controller board, a breadboard, a resistor, wires, cables and a passive buzzer. Chanel Stitt, Detroit Free Press, 5 June 2021 Today, changing any single part of the heart—a bolt, a valve, a resistor—can require a new approval process. Joshua Rothman, The New Yorker, 1 Mar. 2021 This resulted in some fascinatingly half-ass but workable engineering decisions, like having to replicate the placement of an engineer's finger on the motherboard with a resistor pack in order to get the machine to work. Jason Torchinsky, Ars Technica, 20 Dec. 2020 After modders discovered a way around the Xbox 360’s safeguards with a drill and a resistor, Microsoft built a custom circuit board onto the Xbox One optical drive. Kyle Wiens, Wired, 11 Dec. 2020 Up itself was inspired by a real-life real estate resistor who stayed in her small home amidst extensive commercial development. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, 2 Sep. 2020 Up itself was inspired by a real-life real estate resistor who stayed in her small home amidst extensive commercial development. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, 2 Sep. 2020 Up itself was inspired by a real-life real estate resistor who stayed in her small home amidst extensive commercial development. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, 2 Sep. 2020 Up itself was inspired by a real-life real estate resistor who stayed in her small home amidst extensive commercial development. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, 2 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of resistor

1876, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of resistor was in 1876

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10 Jun 2021

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“Resistor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/resistor. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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resistor

noun

English Language Learners Definition of resistor

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

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