mul·​tim·​e·​ter | \ ˌməl-ˈti-mə-tər How to pronounce multimeter (audio) , ˈməl-tē-ˌmē-tər \

Definition of multimeter

: 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 In choosing a multimeter, the main consideration will be whether to go with a digital one or analog meter. The Editors, Field & Stream, "Three Great Gifts for Grease Monkeys," 20 Nov. 2019 Note that the instructions given here are applicable to most multimeters. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, "How To Use a Digital Multimeter," 25 July 2019 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, "How To Fix a String of Christmas Lights," 21 Oct. 2019 The best starting place to find out is a good multimeter. The Editors, Field & Stream, "Three Great Gifts for Grease Monkeys," 20 Nov. 2019 Below are five common uses for your digital multimeter. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, "How To Use a Digital Multimeter," 25 July 2019 Fluor staffers also allowed the bomber to check out a multimeter used to measure electrical currents, though the tool wasn’t needed to perform his job. Russ Bynum, The Seattle Times, "US soldier wounded in suicide attack sues bomber’s employer," 20 Feb. 2019 Then remove the offending fuse and use the leads of the multimeter to jumper the fuse terminals. Mike Allen, Popular Mechanics, "How to Stop Car Battery Drains," 26 Jan. 2017 But Gordon, once again, makes no assumptions about the reader’s knowledge and skills in this area and begins with some clear and easy to understand instructions on two electronics tools that are so important — multimeter and soldering gun/pencil. James Floyd Kelly, WIRED, "A Complete Education in Robot Builder’s Bonanza," 3 Nov. 2011

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First Known Use of multimeter

1910, in the meaning defined above

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“Multimeter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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