Definition of Electrometer

1. Noun. Meter to measure electrostatic voltage differences; draws no current from the source.

Generic synonyms: Meter



Definition of Electrometer

1. n. 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).

Definition of Electrometer

1. Noun. a device used to detect and measure static electricity; an electroscope ¹

2. Noun. a precision voltmeter that draws almost no current from the circuit ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Electrometer

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Medical Definition of Electrometer

1. 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). Balance electrometer. See Balance. Origin: Electro-: cf. F. Electrometre. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Electrometer

electromagnetism
electromagnetohydrodynamics
electromagnets
electromagnon
electromagnons
electromechanical
electromechanical device
electromechanical dissociation
electromechanically
electromechanics
electromediated
electromeric
electrometallurgical
electrometallurgy
electrometer (current term)
electrometers
electrometric
electrometry
electromicturation
electromigrated
electromigration
electromigrations
electromobility
electromorph
electromotXsive
electromotance
electromotility
electromotion
electromotive

Literary usage of Electrometer

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1. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"Kelvin'* Ab- There is a certain fixed guard disk В solute electrometer. having ... Symmetrical electrometers include the dry pile electrometer and Kelvin's ..."

2. A Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism by James Clerk Maxwell (1904)
"readings multiplied by a constant to be determined for each electrometer gives the ... This condition is fulfilled by Thomson's Quadrant electrometer. ..."

3. Science Abstracts by Institution of Electrical Engineers (1900)
"The apparatus used to prove this is shown in the diagram, where M is a thin sheet of metal connected with an electrometer, and enclosed in a box ABCD of a ..."

4. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"to the square of the potential of the body connected with K, provided the capacity of the electrometer be negligible compared with that of 'the body. ..."

5. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1896)
"V. " On the Calibration of the Capillary electrometer." By GEORGE J. BURCH, MA Communicated by Professor B. PRICE. FRS Received June 24,. ..."

6. A Text-book of Physics by William Watson (1911)
"The absolute electrometer, although it permits of pur measuring a given potential ... Hence another form of electrometer, called the quadrant electrometer, ..."

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