Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A receiving device used in wireless telegraphy, in which the electric wave is caused to vary the current in a local electric circuit.
- n. A ballast resistor
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Electronics) a resistor inserted into a circuit to compensate for changes (such as those arising from temperature fluctuations); a thermal cymoscope.
- n. a resistor inserted into a circuit to compensate for changes (as those arising from temperature fluctuations)
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