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Rheostat

Rheostat Meaning & Definition
Rheostat Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Rheostat?

[n] resistor for regulating current

Synonyms | Synonyms for Rheostat: variable resistor

Related Terms | Find terms related to Rheostat:

See Also | contact arm | dimmer | resistance | resistor | wiper | wiper arm

Rheostat In Webster's Dictionary

\Rhe"o*stat\, n. [Gr. "rei^n + stato`s standing still.] (Elec.) A contrivance for adjusting or regulating the strength of electrical currents, operating usually by the intercalation of resistance which can be varied at will. --Wheatstone. --{Rhe`o*stat"ic}, a.

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