Definition of varistor in English:

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Pronunciation: /vɛːˈrɪstə/
Pronunciation: /vəˈrɪstə/


A semiconductor diode with resistance dependent on the applied voltage.
Example sentences
  • The range is built by optimising combinations of various styles of inductors with the appropriate capacitors, varistors and other components to give a comprehensive range of suppression levels.
  • The varistor and the surge absorber protect electronic circuits from switching surge and static electricity.
  • Otherwise, the damaged varistor material adversely affects the leakage current characteristics of the varistor chips.


1930s: contraction of varying resistor.

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