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galvanoscope

[gal-vuh-nuh-skohp, gal-van-uh-]
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noun
  1. an instrument for detecting the existence of an electric current and determining its direction.
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Origin of galvanoscope

First recorded in 1825–35; galvano- + -scope
Related formsgal·va·no·scop·ic [gal-vuh-nuh-skop-ik, gal-van-uh-] /ˌgæl və nəˈskɒp ɪk, gælˌvæn ə-/, adjectivegal·va·nos·co·pist [gal-vuh-nos-kuh-pist] /ˌgæl vəˈnɒs kə pɪst/, noungal·va·nos·co·py, noun
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galvanoscope

noun
  1. a galvanometer that depends for its action on the deflection of a magnetic needle in a magnetic field produced by the electric current that is to be detected
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Derived Formsgalvanoscopic (ˌɡælvənəˈskɒpɪk, ɡælˌvænə-), adjectivegalvanoscopy, noun
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