Definition of Electroscope

1. Noun. Measuring instrument that detects electric charge; two gold leaves diverge owing to repulsion of charges with like sign.


Definition of Electroscope

1. n. An instrument for detecting the presence of electricity, or changes in the electric state of bodies, or the species of electricity present, as by means of pith balls, and the like.

Definition of Electroscope

1. Noun. (physics) a simple device that detects the presence of an electric charge by the mutual repulsion of metal foils or pith balls ¹

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Definition of Electroscope

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Medical Definition of Electroscope

1. An instrument for detecting the presence of electricity, or changes in the electric state of bodies, or the species of electricity present, as by means of pith balls, and the like. Condensing electroscope, a form of electroscope in which an increase of sensibility is obtained by the use of a condenser. Origin: Electro- + -scope: cf. F. Electroscope. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Electroscope

electroreceptive
electroreceptor
electroreceptors
electrorefining
electroresistance
electroresistances
electroretinogram
electroretinograms
electroretinography
electrorheological
electrorheology
electrorotation
electros
electroscalar
electroscission
electroscope (current term)
electroscopes
electroscopic
electroscopy
electrosensibility
electrosensitive
electrosensitivity
electrosensory
electroshock
electroshock therapy
electroshocked
electroshocking
electroshocks
electrosleep
electrosmog

Literary usage of Electroscope

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1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"electroscope, пей of the instrument two strips of tinfoil are pasted on the glass at ... By far the most perfect form of electroscope on the double pendulum ..."

2. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"electroscope, an instrument for detecting differences of electric potential and hence ... 26) invented the modern form of gold-leaf electroscope. ..."

3. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"Thus, if we insulate the solo of the electroscope, and connect A with the ... The discharging electroscope of Gaugain belongs harg- to the present class of ..."

4. Practical Electricity: A Laboratory and Lecture Course for First Year by William Edward Ayrton (1896)
"Action of a Gold-leaf electroscope.—It has been stated (§ 43, page 87) that when two conductors in the immediate neighbourhood of one another are at ..."

5. Practical Electricity: A Laboratory and Lecture-course, for First Year by William Edward Ayrton (1891)
"Action of a Gold-leaf electroscope.—It has been stated (§ 43, page 87) that when two conductors in the immediate neighbourhood of one another are at ..."

6. A Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism by James Clerk Maxwell (1904)
"The electrification of the outside of the vessel may be tested with great delicacy by putting it in communication with an electroscope. ..."

7. Elements of Physics by Henry Augustus Rowland, Joseph Sweetman Ames (1900)
"If they are brought near the electroscope together, without being separated, there is no effect. Therefore, whenever a charge of any kind is produced, ..."

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