Definition of Galvanometer

1. Noun. Meter for detecting or comparing or measuring small electric currents.

Specialized synonyms: Astatic Galvanometer, Moving-coil Galvanometer
Generic synonyms: Meter



Definition of Galvanometer

1. n. An instrument or apparatus for measuring the intensity of an electric current, usually by the deflection of a magnetic needle.

Definition of Galvanometer

1. Noun. (physics) A device used to indicate the presence and direction of a small electric current, especially used to detect a null or balanced condition in a bridge circuit. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Galvanometer

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Galvanometer

1. An instrument or apparatus for measuring the intensity of an electric current, usually by the deflection of a magnetic needle. Differential galvanometer. See Differental, Sine galvanometer, Cosine galvanometer, Tangent galvanometer, 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. Origin: Galvanic: cf. F. Galvanometre. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Galvanometer Pictures

Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Galvanometer Images

Lexicographical Neighbors of Galvanometer

galvanizingly
galvano-
galvanocaustic
galvanocauteries
galvanocautery
galvanocontractility
galvanofaradization
galvanoglyphy
galvanograph
galvanographic
galvanographs
galvanography
galvanology
galvanomagnetic
galvanomagnetism
galvanometer (current term)
galvanometers
galvanometric
galvanometry
galvanomuscular
galvanopalpation
galvanoplastic
galvanoplasty
galvanopuncture
galvanoscope
galvanoscopes
galvanoscopic
galvanoscopy
galvanostat
galvanostatic

Literary usage of Galvanometer

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"In some examples of Helmholtz's galvanometer the conical surface, ... Reduction of galvanometer Indication». — When the position of every layer of wire in ..."

2. A Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism by James Clerk Maxwell (1892)
"battery, and if X reversed, F and Z are in series with the galvanometer ... For experiments of the kind we have been considering the galvanometer should be ..."

3. Electrical Measurements by Frank Arthur Laws (1917)
"When the D'Arsonval galvanometer is used as a potential galvanometer or a ... To prevent loss of time when using any galvanometer, it is necessary that it ..."

4. Experimental Electrical Engineering and Manual for Electrical Testing for by Vladimir Karapetoff (1910)
"Measurement of Magnetic Flux with a Ballistic galvanometer. — A ballistic galvanometer is a measuring instrument whose deflections are proportional to very ..."

5. Scientific Papers by John William Strutt Rayleigh (1900)
"ON THE IMPERFECTION OF THE galvanometer AS A TEST OF THE EVANESCENCE OF A ... IN certain electrical measurements a galvanometer is used to indicate whether ..."

6. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1884)
"These mercur}-- cups were connected with two others by means of short copper wires, and into the second pair the ends of the galvanometer wires were plunged ..."

Other Resources Relating to: Galvanometer

Search for Galvanometer on Dictionary.com!Search for Galvanometer on Thesaurus.com!Search for Galvanometer on Google!Search for Galvanometer on Wikipedia!

Search