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Kirchhoff's current law and current limiting

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According to KCL (Kirchhoff's current law), current entering a resistor is equal to the current that leaves a resistor. I want to ask then what is current limiting action by resistor?
 

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Thanks for reply. Infact after reading the link you posted, I posted the question here .
 

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According to KCL (Kirchhoff's current law), current entering a resistor is equal to the current that leaves a resistor. I want to ask then what is current limiting action by resistor?

For my opinion, the term "current limiting" in this case is somewhat misleading.
If a voltage driven path contains only one resistor this resistor determines the current (or - if you like - it limits the current up to a fixed value because for R=0 the current theoretically would go to infinity).
 

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