ammeter

noun
am·​me·​ter | \ ˈa-ˌmē-tər How to pronounce ammeter (audio) \

Definition of ammeter

: an instrument for measuring electric current especially in amperes

Examples of ammeter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Its voltage controller also transfers a consistent stream of energy to your device, and a digital ammeter provides information about amperage for charging speed. Gabrielle Hondorp, Popular Mechanics, 2 July 2020 Start hunting by putting your ammeter in series with the battery's ground circuit. Mike Allen, Popular Mechanics, 26 Jan. 2017 Disconnect the battery's ground cable and wire the ammeter in series between the battery terminal and the cable. Mike Allen, Popular Mechanics, 26 Jan. 2017

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First Known Use of ammeter

1882, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ammeter

am(pere) + -meter

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The first known use of ammeter was in 1882

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“Ammeter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ammeter. Accessed 4 Jul. 2022.

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More Definitions for ammeter

ammeter

noun
am·​me·​ter | \ ˈam-ˌēt-ər How to pronounce ammeter (audio) \

Kids Definition of ammeter

: an instrument for measuring electric current in amperes

ammeter

noun
am·​me·​ter | \ ˈam-ˌēt-ər How to pronounce ammeter (audio) \

Medical Definition of ammeter

: an instrument for measuring electric current in amperes — compare milliammeter

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