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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.
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Taking the slide rheostat's value as the design variables and the battery voltage and the maximum resistance of the slide rheostat as constraint conditions and maximizing the brightness of the light bulb as the optimization objective, an optimization model can be constructed.
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The use of storage cells to supply current to the comparator has not been contemplated, and the regulating rheostats have such ranges of resistance as to permit the use of dry cells having an initial emf of not over 1.
The much-used indicator B and its rheostats are placed at the right, and the reading in the unknown-cell window, nearby, plus the reading of indicator B equals the value of the unknown emf.
With the rheostats properly set, a tap on any of the momentary control switches will move focus about 0.
People think AC drives and liquid rheostats are maintenance free, but they require just as much service as a DC System.
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