multimeter

noun

mul·​tim·​e·​ter ˌməl-ˈti-mə-tər How to pronounce multimeter (audio)
ˈməl-tē-ˌmē-tər
: an instrument for measuring the properties of an electrical circuit (such as resistance, voltage, or current)

Examples of multimeter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The tubes quickly became the device for displaying numeric values in multimeters, counters, and other scientific and industrial equipment. IEEE Spectrum, 25 June 2018 Here are five common ways to put your digital multimeter to good use. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, 29 Mar. 2022 If this is your first time using a multimeter to read electrical data, Pop Mech has a handy how-to guide here. Mike Allen, Popular Mechanics, 7 July 2021 Check the resistance using your multimeter across the wheel speed sensors. Mike Allen, Popular Mechanics, 7 July 2021 The best option is to use either an electrician’s multimeter or a tool specifically designed for repairing Christmas lights, such as the Lightkeeper Pro. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, 19 Nov. 2020 Here are five common uses for your digital multimeter. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, 21 Oct. 2020 Ekanayake spent the remainder of the afternoon going back and forth from his lab to the parking garage—carrying his multimeter, his soldering station, his oscilloscope and numerous bags of cables, wires and circuit boards. Dieynaba Young, Smithsonian Magazine, 15 July 2020 In choosing a multimeter, the main consideration will be whether to go with a digital one or analog meter. The Editors, Field & Stream, 20 Nov. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1910, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of multimeter was in 1910

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“Multimeter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/multimeter. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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