current-limiting resistor


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current-limiting resistor

[′kər·ənt ‚lim·əd·iŋ ri′zis·tər]
(electricity)
A resistor inserted in an electric circuit to limit the flow of current to some predetermined value; used chiefly to protect tubes and other components during warm-up.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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