Part of speech: noun

Elec. An apparatus for measuring current strength or potential difference.

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Usage examples "galvanometer":

  1. This latter and the metal plate are connected in an electric circuit which includes a battery and a sensitive galvanometer. - "Edison, His Life and Inventions", Frank Lewis Dyer and Thomas Commerford Martin.
  2. He continued to work on the delicate apparatus with its thread stretched between the stationary magnets of the galvanometer, a thread so delicate that it might have been spun by a microscopic spider, so light that no scales made by human hands could weigh it, so slender that the mind could hardly grasp it. - "Guy Garrick", Arthur B. Reeve.
  3. The galvanometer can be located at any convenient point, since the length of the wires leading to it simply alter the resistance of the circuit, for which allowance may be made. - "Steam, Its Generation and Use", Babcock & Wilcox Co..