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electrical resistor
1. An electronic component that resists the flow of current in an electronic circuit.
2. One of the three basic passive components of an electric circuit that displays a voltage drop across its terminals and produces heat when an electric current passes through it.
3. A device designed to have a definite amount of resistance.

It is used in circuits to limit current flow or to provide a voltage drop.

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