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Meaning of GALVANOMETER

Pronunciation:  `galvu'nâmitur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  meter for detecting or comparing or measuring small electric currents
 

GALVANOMETER is a 12 letter word that starts with G.

 

 See Also: astatic galvanometer, meter, moving-coil galvanometer

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Gal`va*nom"e*ter\, n. [Galvanic + -meter: cf. F.
galvanom[`e]tre.] (Elec.)
An instrument or apparatus for measuring the intensity of an
electric current, usually by the deflection of a magnetic
needle.

{Differential galvanometer}. See under {Differental}, a.

{Sine galvanometer}, {Cosine galvanometer}, {Tangent
galvanometer} (Elec.), a galvanometer in which the sine,
   cosine, or tangent respectively, of the angle through
   which the needle is deflected, is proportional to the
   strength of the current passed through the instrument.

 

 

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