Definition of Thermistor

1. Noun. A semiconductor device made of materials whose resistance varies as a function of temperature; can be used to compensate for temperature variation in other components of a circuit.




Definition of Thermistor

1. Noun. a resistor whose resistance varies rapidly and predictably with temperature and as a result can be used to measure temperature. ¹

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Definition of Thermistor

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Thermistor

1. A device for determining temperature; also may be used to monitor control of temperature. Origin: G. Therme, heat (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Thermistor

thermidors
thermifugine
thermin
thermion
thermionic
thermionic current
thermionic emission
thermionic tube
thermionic vacuum tube
thermionic valve
thermionic valves
thermionics
thermions
thermister
thermisters
thermistor (current term)
thermistors
thermit
thermitase
thermite
thermites
thermits
thermo-
thermoacidophile
thermoacidophiles
thermoacoustic
thermoacoustics
thermoacoustimetry
thermoactivated
thermoalgesia

Literary usage of Thermistor

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1. Permafrost: North American Contribution [to The] Second International by Building Research Advisory Board Staff, National Academy of Sciences (U.S.) (1973)
"Pore pressure and thermistor readings were taken daily and a settlement survey ... Each piezometer-thermistor unit was placed in the hole with the sensor ..."

2. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1879)
"To minimize interference with the solenoid actuated stirrer, the thermistor sensing element is placed in a well which extends up from the bottom of the cell ..."

3. The Roswell Report: Fact Vs. Fiction in the New Mexico Desert by Richard L. Weaver (1997)
"The evaluation of "superheat" effects was accomplished primarily by exposing a conventional radiosonde thermistor inside the balloon with a control ..."

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