Origin of voltammeter

First recorded in 1885–90; volt-am(pere) + -meter
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British Dictionary definitions for voltammeter


  1. a dual-purpose instrument that can measure both potential difference and electric current, usually in volts and amperes respectively
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voltammeter in Science


[vōl-tămmē′tər, vōltăm′-]
  1. A device consisting of a voltmeter combined with an ammeter.
  2. An instrument for measuring and sometimes analyzing electrical current and potential in voltammetry.
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