What is a zero ohm resistor and why is it called a resistor

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Anyone with a basic sense of logic would have the following question: What is a zero ohm resistor and why is it called a resistor?


It is called a "resistor":


Because it is in the form of a standard resistor.


Because it can stand-in for resistor (there was a resistance previously or will be in the future)


Jumpers are more of a thru-hole variety. Zero ohm resistors are available in standard SMD sizes of common resistors.


Zero ohm resistors can also be used as a semi-permanent "switch" (connection is broken when the device is removed from the board).