[ muhl-tim-i-ter ]
/ mʌlˈtɪm ɪ tər /

noun Electricity.

a device consisting of one or more meters, as an ammeter and voltmeter, used to measure two or more electrical quantities in an electric circuit, as voltage, resistance, and current.

Origin of multimeter

First recorded in 1905–10; multi- + -meter
Also called circuit analyzer. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for multimeter

/ (ˈmʌltɪˌmiːtə) /


an electrical test instrument offering measurement of several values, usually voltage, current, and resistance
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Scientific definitions for multimeter

[ mŭl-tĭmĭ-tər ]

An electrical measuring device that combines an ammeter, an ohmmeter, a voltmeter, and occasionally other measurement or testing devices into one unit.
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