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barretter

[bar-et-er, buh-ret-] /ˈbær ɛt ər, bəˈrɛt-/
noun, Electronics.
1.
a form of detector or control device employing a resistor that varies in proportion to its temperature.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05; of uncertain origin; supposed connection with barrator is unclear
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Examples for barretter
  • The bolometer element may be a thermistor or a barretter.

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