Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A device used to control current in an electric circuit by providing resistance.

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  • noun One who resists, especially a person who fights against an occupying army.
  • noun An electric component that transmits current in direct proportion to the voltage across it.

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  • noun an electrical device that resists the flow of electrical current

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Examples

  • A circuit with an inductor, capacitor, and resistor is like a pendulum in oil.

    Circuits by Analogy « Imaginary Potential

  • A circuit with an inductor, capacitor, and resistor is like a pendulum in oil.

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  • The device he had been using, a random event generator, or REG, detects electron “noise” in a resistor, which is assumed to be random.

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  • James Carroll of the Boston Globe personifies a "resistor" of the intellectual variety.

    The Future Shock of Change

  • If it were not for those like you the BBC would not have felt bias was an issue, your hate has only bred more hate and what have you achieved?, so forgive me if I don't care for your approbation, not that of the asinine "resistor" who objects to the sound of "silence" phil

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  • The IPD market (not including single element devices such as resistor or capacitor arrays) is forecast to grow from $832 million in 2005 to $1.6 billion in 2010, according to market research firm iSuppli Corp. in El Segundo, Calif.

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  • Leadtimes remain stable at six to eight weeks for standard devices such as resistor/capacitor arrays and filters.

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  • There is no attempt to differentiate the components other than by color and shape -- the relative meanings and functions of, for example, a "resistor" versus a "capacitor" versus an "FM radio chip" are simply not explained.

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  • Leadtimes remain stable at six to eight weeks for standard devices such as resistor/capacitor arrays and filters.

    Purchasing - Top Stories

  • Leadtimes remain stable at six to eight weeks for standard devices such as resistor/capacitor arrays and filters.

    Purchasing - Top Stories

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