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

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Remember the early Mac resistors who found ways to install Windows on their Apple machines? Sue Shellenbarger, WSJ, "Do You Resist New Tech at the Office?," 10 June 2019 The fervent or militant resistors are very loud on social media and other forums. Alex Whiting, Quartz, "How France is convincing its citizens to get vaccinated," 26 June 2019 The spending plan is the first under Newsom, who took office in January and has positioned himself as resistor-in-chief to Trump. Fox News, "California OKs $214.8B budget, including health insurance for illegal immigrants, money for homelessness," 14 June 2019 The spending plan is the first under Newsom, who took office in January and has positioned himself as resistor-in-chief to Republican President Donald Trump. Adam Beam, USA TODAY, "California lawmakers pass $214.8 billion budget, including health care for some in US illegally," 14 June 2019 Technological change in the workplace sparks tension between resistors who grumble and drag their feet and co-workers who rush to embrace new tools. Sue Shellenbarger, WSJ, "Do You Resist New Tech at the Office?," 10 June 2019 Making clean audio depends a lot of getting noise-free power, so EVGA uses AudioNote capacitors and resistors in the card as well as a Texas Instrument power-regulation circuit. Gordon Mah Ung, PCWorld, "EVGA gets into sound cards with Nu Audio, a high-end board that delivers 'lifelike' gaming," 8 Jan. 2019 Nintendo is getting a bit more proactive about this problem now, noting in a new Japanese FAQ page (machine translation) that users should only use USB-C cables with a 56kΩ resistor with the Switch. Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, "Nintendo warns against using substandard Switch charging cables," 6 Apr. 2018 The AirU program has students building their own particulate-matter sensors, starting with toy blocks, a cheap Arduino computer board, and a photo resistor that scatters light to detect particles of pollution. Jason Plautz, WIRED, "Cheap, Portable Sensors Are Democratizing Air-Quality Data," 11 July 2018

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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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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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