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  • n. A ballast resistor

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a resistor inserted into a circuit to compensate for changes (such as those arising from temperature fluctuations); a thermal cymoscope.

from The 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a resistor inserted into a circuit to compensate for changes (as those arising from temperature fluctuations)

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  • -- And will it not reflect as much on thy character, Nic., to turn barretter in thy old days -- a stirrer-up of quarrels amongst thy neighbours?

    History of John Bull

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