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resistor Electrical circuit component with a specified resistance. Resistors limit the size of the current flowing. Those for electronic circuits usually consist of carbon particles mixed with a ceramic material and enclosed in an insulated tube. Resistors for carrying larger currents are coils of insulated wire.

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re·sis·tor / riˈzistər/ • n. Physics a device having a designed resistance to the passage of an electric current.

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