[vol-tam-i-ter, vohl-]
  1. 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 formsvol·ta·met·ric [vol-tuh-me-trik, vohl-] /ˌvɒl təˈmɛ trɪk, ˌvoʊl-/, adjective
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  1. another name for coulometer
Derived Formsvoltametric (ˌvɒltəˈmɛtrɪk), adjective
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