Definition of Ammeter

1. Noun. A meter that measures the flow of electrical current in amperes.

Generic synonyms: Meter
Specialized synonyms: Milliammeter



Definition of Ammeter

1. n. A contraction of amperometer or ampèremeter.

Definition of Ammeter

1. Noun. A device that measures the magnitude of an electric current, especially one calibrated in amperes. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Ammeter

1. an instrument for measuring amperage [n -S]

Medical Definition of Ammeter

1. A contraction of amperometer or amperemeter. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Ammeter

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1. Dyke's Automobile and Gasoline Engine Encyclopedia by Andrew Lee Dyke (1920)
"ammeter Indications. When generator is not charging battery, and if battery ... When engine Is running and lamps burn- Ing and ammeter hand stands at zero, ..."

2. International Library of Technology: A Series of Textbooks for Persons by International Textbook Company (1906)
"An ammeter may be calibrated by connecting it in series with an ammeter of similar range whose readings are •known to be correct, a source of current, ..."

3. The Electrical Engineer (1892)
"These changes of potation of the ammeter were made by mercury cup connections ... As an ammeter we employed first an Ayrton and Perry twisted-strip ammeter, ..."

4. A Manual of Physical Measurements by Anthony Zeleny, Henry Anton Erikson (1919)
"In reading the ammeter, care must be taken to avoid parallax and to take the "zero" ... The value of the current as read on the scale of the ammeter must be ..."

5. Elements of Electricity for Technical Students by William Henry Timbie (1910)
"CHAPTER IV POWER MEASUREMENT Use of ammeter, Voltmeter, and Wattmeter—Electric Power; Watt; Kilowatt—Variations of Power Equation—Electric Energy; ..."

6. Electrical Engineering: The Theory and Characteristics of Electrical by Clarence Victor Christie (1917)
"ammeter Shunts.—The ammeter is exactly similar to the voltmeter in ... If the ammeter is provided with a number of shunts it may be used to measure a large ..."

7. Electric Ignition for Combustion Motors by Forrest R. M.E. Jones (1912)
"This leaves the ground connection through the ammeter as the only one directly ... All of the battery current must therefore flow through the ammeter, ..."

8. A Dictionary of Electrical Words, Terms and Phrases by Edwin James Houston (1903)
"As a rule the coils of wire in an ammeter are of lower resistance than in a voltmeter. The magnetic needle is deflected from its zero position by the field ..."

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