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[muhl-tim-i-ter] /mʌlˈtɪm ɪ tər/
noun, Electricity.
a device consisting of one or more meters, as an ammeter and voltmeter, used to measure two or more electrical quantities in an electric circuit, as voltage, resistance, and current.
Also called circuit analyzer.
Origin of multimeter
First recorded in 1905-10; multi- + -meter Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for multimeter


an electrical test instrument offering measurement of several values, usually voltage, current, and resistance
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Contemporary definitions for multimeter

a piece of electronic test equipment that can measure things like voltage, current, resistance, capacitance, inductance as it basically contains an ammeter, ohmmeter, and voltmeter's 21st Century Lexicon
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multimeter in Science
An electrical measuring device that combines an ammeter, an ohmmeter, a voltmeter, and occasionally other measurement or testing devices into one unit.
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