Definition of resistor
: a device that has electrical resistance and that is used in an electric circuit for protection, operation, or current control
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To solve that problem, the Stanford team eliminated the radio-frequency source in the transmitter and replaced it with a commercially available voltage amplifier and feedback resistor.
And these shelves were loaded with bins full of electronic components: resistors, capacitors, transistors, coils, diodes, and lots of other itty bitty things.
Marvelous circuits of prose inductors, resistors and switches simulate ordinary history so nearly as to make readers forget the real thing.
The Resistor Simple, commonplace and absolutely vital to our electronic world – take a closer look at the current-fighting backbone of circuitry, the resistor!
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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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