mul·​tim·​e·​ter | \ ˌməl-ˈti-mə-tər, ˈməl-tē-ˌmē-tər\

Definition of multimeter

: an instrument for measuring the properties of an electrical circuit (such as resistance, voltage, or current)

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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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