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

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, 10 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of electrometer

1749, in the meaning defined above

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“Electrometer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/electrometer. Accessed 21 Jun. 2021.

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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 electrometer (audio) \ adjective

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