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null method

noun
1.
a method of measurement using an electrical device, as a Wheatstone bridge, in which the quantity to be measured is balanced by an opposing known quantity that is varied until the resultant of the two is zero.
Origin of null method
1870-1875
First recorded in 1870-75
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