- a resistor whose action depends upon changes of its resistance material with changes in temperature.
Origin of thermistor
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- a semiconductor device having a resistance that decreases rapidly with an increase in temperature. It is used for temperature measurement, to compensate for temperature variations in a circuit, etc
C20: from thermo- + (res) istor
- A resistor whose resistance varies as a function of temperature. Thermistors are used in electrical devices such as thermometers and thermostats that measure, monitor, or regulate temperature. See more at resistor.
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