- an instrument for measuring current in amperes.
Origin of ammeter
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Examples from the Web for ammeter
Ammeter should show three to five amperes charge with lamps burning.
Each circuit is provided with a separate rheostat and ammeter.
A relay snapped, and instantly the ammeter jumped to read 4500 amperes.Islands of Space
John W Campbell
They were all up to capacity, save the ammeter from the coils.Invaders from the Infinite
John Wood Campbell
The voltmeter cost $7, and the ammeter $10; and the switches and fuses could be had for $5.Electricity for the farm
Frederick Irving Anderson
- an instrument for measuring an electric current in amperes
C19: am (pere) + -meter
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Word Origin and History for ammeter
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- An instrument that measures the strength of an electric current, indicating it in amperes. Ammeters typically include a galvanometer; digital ammeters typically include A/D converters as well. Compare ohmmeter voltmeter.
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