varistor

noun

va·​ris·​tor va-ˈri-stər How to pronounce varistor (audio)
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: an electrical resistor whose resistance depends on the applied voltage

Word History

Etymology

vari- + resi(stor)

First Known Use

1937, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of varistor was in 1937

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“Varistor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/varistor. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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