Thermistor meaning

thûrmĭstər
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A resistor made of semiconductors having resistance that varies rapidly and predictably with temperature.
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A device constructed of solid semiconductor material, whose electrical resistance decreases with an increase in temperature: used to measure temperature differences in tissue cells, microwave or infrared power, etc.
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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.
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A resistor whose resistance varies rapidly and predictably with temperature and as a result can be used to measure temperature.
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Origin of thermistor

  • therm(al) (res)istor

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Blend of thermal and resistor

    From Wiktionary