voltameter

[ vol-tam-i-ter, vohl- ]
/ vɒlˈtæm ɪ tər, voʊl- /
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noun

a device for measuring the quantity of electricity passing through a conductor by the amount of electrolytic decomposition it produces, or for measuring the strength of a current by the amount of such decomposition in a given time.

Nearby words

  1. voltaic couple,
  2. voltaic electricity,
  3. voltaic pile,
  4. voltaire,
  5. voltaism,
  6. voltametric,
  7. voltammeter,
  8. voltammetry,
  9. voltampere,
  10. volte

Origin of voltameter

1830–40; volta (see volt1) + -meter

Also called coulometer.

Related formsvol·ta·met·ric [vol-tuh-me-trik, vohl-] /ˌvɒl təˈmɛ trɪk, ˌvoʊl-/, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for voltameter

voltameter

/ (vɒlˈtæmɪtə) /

noun

another name for coulometer
Derived Formsvoltametric (ˌvɒltəˈmɛtrɪk), adjective

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