Definitions

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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a resistor whose resistance varies rapidly and predictably with temperature and as a result can be used to measure temperature.

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

  • 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

Etymologies

therm(al) + (res)istor.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Blend of thermal and resistor (Wiktionary)

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  • "We don't have one," he said, plugging the feed into the shunt. "Just a thermistor and temps."
    Doomsday Book by Connie Willis, p 41

    May 25, 2010