Rheostatic
Rheostat Rhe"o*stat (r[=e]"[-o]*st[a^]t), n. [Gr. "rei^n + stato`s standing still.] (Elec.) A contrivance for adjusting or regulating the strength of electrical currents, operating usually by the intercalation of resistance which can be varied at will. --Wheatstone. --{Rhe`o*stat"ic}, a. [1913 Webster]

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  • rheostatic — adj. serving to regulate an electrical current …   English contemporary dictionary

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