[ bar-et-er, buh-ret- ]
/ ˈbær ɛt ər, bəˈrɛt- /
a form of detector or control device employing a resistor that varies in proportion to its temperature.
Origin of barretter
1900–05; of uncertain origin; supposed connection with barrator is unclear
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