electrometer

noun
elec·​trom·​e·​ter | \ i-ˌlek-ˈträ-mə-tər How to pronounce electrometer (audio) \

Definition of electrometer

: any of various instruments for detecting or measuring potential differences or ionizing radiations by means of the forces of attraction or repulsion between charged bodies

Keep scrolling for more

Examples of electrometer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Using an instrument called an electrometer, built by Pierre and his brother, Marie measured the mysterious rays emitted by thorium and uranium. Adam Hadhazy, Discover Magazine, "The Top 10 Science Experiments of All Time," 10 Oct. 2019

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'electrometer.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of electrometer

1749, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about electrometer

Time Traveler for electrometer

Time Traveler

The first known use of electrometer was in 1749

See more words from the same year

Statistics for electrometer

Cite this Entry

“Electrometer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/electrometer. Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for electrometer

electrometer

noun
elec·​trom·​e·​ter | \ i-ˌlek-ˈträm-ət-ər How to pronounce electrometer (audio) \

Medical Definition of electrometer

: any of various instruments for detecting or measuring electric-potential differences or ionizing radiations by means of the forces of attraction or repulsion between charged bodies

Other Words from electrometer

electrometric \ -​trə-​ˈme-​trik How to pronounce electrometric (audio) \ adjective

More from Merriam-Webster on electrometer

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with electrometer

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about electrometer

Comments on electrometer

What made you want to look up electrometer? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

See Definitions and Examples »

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

A More Exception(al) Quiz

  • hot dog  hot dog  hot dog  hot dog cat
  • Which of the following words is not a synonym for ‘a young person’?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!