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1. rheostat

noun. resistor for regulating current.

Synonyms

  • variable resistor
  • wiper arm
  • wiper
  • dimmer
  • resistor
  • contact arm

Antonyms

  • responsiveness
  • nonworker

Etymology

  • -stat (English)
  • rheo- (English)
  • ῥέω (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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Sentences with rheostat


1. Noun, singular or mass
Turn the rheostat knob to the right to turn on the reticle sight.

2. Adjective
Lift off the cover from the rheostat base.

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