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Definition of "thermistor" [thermistor]

  • A resistor made of semiconductors having resistance that varies rapidly and predictably with temperature. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "thermistor" in a sentence
  • "Maybe what you have is a thermistor, which is not linear."
  • "That could be either good or bad depending upon the kind of thermistor and the mass that it is attached to."
  • "The probable reason for this: "poorly-situated" stations are predominantly MMTS (aspirated thermistor) sites which have a known cool bias compared to the Liquid in Glass stations (which tend to make up the "well-sited" sites.)"