internal resistance


noun Electricity.

the resistance within a battery, or other voltage source, that causes a drop in the source voltage when there is a current.

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internal resistance

noun

physics the resistance of a cell, accumulator, etc, usually given as (E - V)/ I, where E is the emf of the cell, and V the potential difference between terminals when it is delivering a current I
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