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Definition of "resistor" [resistor]

  • A device used to control current in an electric circuit by providing resistance. (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 "resistor" in a sentence
  • "A circuit with an inductor, capacitor, and resistor is like a pendulum in oil."
  • "The device he had been using, a random event generator, or REG, detects electron “noise” in a resistor, which is assumed to be random."
  • "James Carroll of the Boston Globe personifies a "resistor" of the intellectual variety."