Definition of varistor in English:

varistor

Line breaks: var¦is|tor
Pronunciation: /vɛːˈrɪstə
 
, və-/

noun

  • A semiconductor diode with resistance dependent on the applied voltage.
    More 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.

Origin

1930s: contraction of varying resistor.

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