ballistic galvanometer

noun Electricity.

a galvanometer used to measure the quantity of electricity in a current of short duration.

Origin of ballistic galvanometer

First recorded in 1875–80 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for ballistic galvanometer

ballistic galvanometer


physics a type of galvanometer for measuring surges of current. After deflection the instrument returns slowly to its original reading
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