thermistor

noun
therm·​is·​tor | \ ˈthər-ˌmi-stər How to pronounce thermistor (audio) \

Definition of thermistor

: an electrical resistor making use of a semiconductor whose resistance varies sharply in a known manner with the temperature

Examples of thermistor in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Most laptops sense heat on a single point where a thermistor is placed. Gordon Mah Ung, PCWorld, 2 June 2020 Perhaps most important is temperature control: A comfortable room temperature is selected, and a thermistor (9) in the unit allows the device to automatically switch on and off to maintain it. Kevin Dupzyk, Popular Mechanics, 5 June 2017 In addition, the subjects were fitted for a heart rate monitor, sweat capsules, and skin thermistors (temperature). NOLA.com, 16 June 2017 Most vehicles have their thermistors on the front of the car, located behind the grill. Greg Porter, Washington Post, 12 June 2017 Readers will learn about ICs, non-NXT sensors such as thermistors, accelerometers, and force-sensitive resistors, and other devices such as the XBee wireless modules. James Floyd Kelly, WIRED, 12 Feb. 2013 Perhaps most important is temperature control: A comfortable room temperature is selected, and a thermistor (9) in the unit allows the device to automatically switch on and off to maintain it. Kevin Dupzyk, Popular Mechanics, 5 June 2017

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First Known Use of thermistor

1940, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for thermistor

thermal resistor

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“Thermistor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thermistor. Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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thermistor

noun
therm·​is·​tor | \ ˈthər-ˌmis-tər How to pronounce thermistor (audio) \

Medical Definition of thermistor

: an electrical resistor making use of a semiconductor whose resistance varies sharply in a known manner with the temperature

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