galvanoscope

[ gal-vuh-nuh-skohp, gal-van-uh- ]
/ ˈgæl və nəˌskoʊp, gælˈvæn ə- /
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noun

an instrument for detecting the existence of an electric current and determining its direction.

Nearby words

  1. galvanomagnetic effect,
  2. galvanometer,
  3. galvanometry,
  4. galvanoplastic,
  5. galvanoplasty,
  6. galvanotaxis,
  7. galvanotherapy,
  8. galvanotropism,
  9. galveston,
  10. galveston bay

Origin of galvanoscope

First recorded in 1825–35; galvano- + -scope

Related formsgal·va·no·scop·ic [gal-vuh-nuh-skop-ik, gal-van-uh-] /ˌgæl və nəˈskɒp ɪk, gælˌvæn ə-/, adjectivegal·va·nos·co·pist [gal-vuh-nos-kuh-pist] /ˌgæl vəˈnɒs kə pɪst/, noungal·va·nos·co·py, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for galvanoscope

galvanoscope

/ (ˈɡælvənəˌskəʊp, ɡælˈvænə-) /

noun

a galvanometer that depends for its action on the deflection of a magnetic needle in a magnetic field produced by the electric current that is to be detected
Derived Formsgalvanoscopic (ˌɡælvənəˈskɒpɪk, ɡælˌvænə-), adjectivegalvanoscopy, noun

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