Definition of Resistor

1. Noun. An electrical device that resists the flow of electrical current.




Definition of Resistor

1. Noun. One who resists, especially a person who fights against an occupying army. ¹

2. Noun. An electric component that transmits current in direct proportion to the voltage across it. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Resistor

1. a device in an electric circuit [n -S]

Medical Definition of Resistor

1. An element included in an electrical circuit to provide resistance to the flow of current. (05 Mar 2000)

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Literary usage of Resistor

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1. The Electric Furnace: Its Construction, Operation and Uses by Alfred Stansfield (1914)
"(3) resistor in Walls (electrical tube furnace). (4) resistor in Charge (carborundum furnace). (5) Without Electrolysis Resisting contents Solid (Graphite ..."

2. The Electric Furnace: Its Evolution, Theory and Practice by Alfred Stansfield (1907)
"The resistor is a solid, and is imbedded in the walls of the furnace, or in the charge .itself. ... (1) Furnaces with the resistor imbedded in the walls. ..."

3. Transactions of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers by American Institute of Electrical Engineers (1911)
"With these maximum limits established it then only remains to consider the resistor materials and the temperatures they may stand without deterioration. ..."

4. Principles of Electrical Engineering by William Henry Timbie, Vannevar Bush (1922)
"(6) To find the voltage across the 10-ohm resistor, use the current through the resistor and the resistance of the resistor. It is known from experiment ..."

5. Theoretical and Practical Electrical Engineering: Comprising a Course of by Louis Denton Bliss (1922)
"A resistor is a resistance unit, connected in a circuit for the purpose of introducing resistance. A rheostat is a combination of resistors with a device ..."

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