electroscope

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noun elec·tro·scope \i-ˈlek-trə-ˌskōp\

Definition of electroscope

  1. :  any of various instruments for detecting the presence of an electric charge on a body, for determining whether the charge is positive or negative, or for indicating and measuring intensity of radiation

Origin and Etymology of electroscope

probably from French électroscope


First Known Use: 1810


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electroscope

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noun elec·tro·scope \i-ˈlek-trə-ˌskōp\

Medical Definition of electroscope

  1. :  any of various instruments for detecting the presence of an electric charge on a body, for determining whether the charge is positive or negative, or for indicating and measuring intensity of radiation


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