electrometer

[ ih-lek-trom-i-ter, ee-lek- ]
/ ɪ lɛkˈtrɒm ɪ tər, ˌi lɛk- /

noun

a calibrated device used for measuring extremely low voltages.

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Origin of electrometer

First recorded in 1945–50; electro- + -meter

OTHER WORDS FROM electrometer

e·lec·tro·met·ric [ih-lek-troh-me-trik] /ɪˌlɛk troʊˈmɛ trɪk/, e·lec·tro·met·ri·cal, adjectivee·lec·tro·met·ri·cal·ly, adverbe·lec·trom·e·try, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for electrometer

electrometer
/ (ɪlɛkˈtrɒmɪtə, ˌiːlɛk-) /

noun

an instrument for detecting or determining the magnitude of a potential difference or charge by the electrostatic forces between charged bodies

Derived forms of electrometer

electrometric (ɪˌlɛktrəʊˈmɛtrɪk) or electrometrical, adjectiveelectrometrically, adverbelectrometry, noun
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