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  Definition of ballast
  1. any heavy material used to stabilize a ship or airship
  2. an electrical device for starting and regulating fluorescent and discharge lamps
  3. a resistor inserted into a circuit to compensate for changes (as those arising from temperature fluctuations)
  4. an attribute that tends to give stability in character and morals; something that steadies the mind or feelings
  5. coarse gravel laid to form a bed for streets and railroads
  6. make steady with a ballast
Similar Words: light ballast, ballast resistor, barretter

 

 
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