from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A resistor made of semiconductors having resistance that varies rapidly and predictably with temperature.
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- n. a resistor whose resistance varies rapidly and predictably with temperature and as a result can be used to measure temperature.
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- n. a semiconductor device made of materials whose resistance varies as a function of temperature; can be used to compensate for temperature variation in other components of a circuit
therm(al) + (res)istor.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Blend of thermal and resistor (Wiktionary)