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Definitions of electrometer

  1. meter to measure electrostatic voltage differences; draws no current from the source Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. An instrument for measuring the quantity or intensity of electricity; also, sometimes, and less properly, applied to an instrument which indicates the presence of electricity (usually called an electroscope). Webster Dictionary DB
  3. An instrument for measuring the quantity of electricity. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. An instrument for measuring the quantity or intensity of electricity, or for indicating the presence of electricity. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  5. An instr. for ascertaining the quantity or tension of the electric fluid. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for electrometer

  1. Charge the prime conductor of an electrical machine, and a gold- leaf electrometer far off from it, will at once be disturbed. – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  2. Her information is various; her eye, watchful in minutest observation of nature; and her taste, a perfect electrometer – The Friendships of Women by William Rounseville Alger
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