varistor

noun
va·​ris·​tor | \ va-ˈri-stər How to pronounce varistor (audio) , ve- \

Definition of varistor

: an electrical resistor whose resistance depends on the applied voltage

First Known Use of varistor

1937, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for varistor

vari- + resi(stor)

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“Varistor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/varistor. Accessed 12 Jun. 2021.

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