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


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.

Origin of voltameter

1830–40; volta (see volt1) + -meter
Also called coulometer.

Related forms

vol·ta·met·ric [vol-tuh-me-trik, vohl-] /ˌvɒl təˈmɛ trɪk, ˌvoʊl-/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for voltameter


/ (vɒlˈtæmɪtə) /


another name for coulometer

Derived Forms

voltametric (ˌvɒltəˈmɛtrɪk), adjective
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