Definition of voltmeter
: an instrument (such as a galvanometer) for measuring in volts the differences in potential between different points of an electrical circuit
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Origin and Etymology of voltmeter
International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1869See Words from the same year
VOLTMETER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of voltmeter for English Language Learners
: a device that measures voltage
Medical Definition of voltmeter
: an instrument (as a galvanometer) for measuring in volts the differences of potential between different points of an electrical circuit
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