rheostat

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rheostat

 [re´o-stat]
an apparatus for regulating resistance in an electric circuit.

rhe·o·stat

(rē'ō-stat),
A variable resistor used to adjust the current in an electrical circuit.
[rheo- + G. statos, stationary]

rheostat

[rē′əstat]
Etymology: Gk, rheos, current, statikos, causing to stand
a variable resistance electric device that can be adjusted to control the strength of a current.

rhe·o·stat

(rē'ō-stat)
A variable resistor used to adjust the current in an electrical circuit.
[rheo- + G. statos, stationary]

rhe·o·stat

(rē'ō-stat)
A variable resistor used to adjust current in an electrical circuit.
[rheo- + G. statos, stationary]

rheostat (rē´ōstat),

n a resistor for regulating a current by means of variable resistances.
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Rheostat pedal.
rheostat pedal,
n foot pedal that controls the speed on rotary powered, variable speed dental polishing equipment.

rheostat

an apparatus for regulating resistance in an electric circuit.