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negative resistance

a characteristic of certain electronic components in which an increase in the applied voltage increases the resistance, producing a proportional decrease in current
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  • You have such a terrible power of negative resistance against poor, strong-willed me.

    Cleo The Magnificent

    Louis Zangwill

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