from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An instrument for measuring voltage.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a device used to detect and measure static electricity; an electroscope
- n. a precision voltmeter that draws almost no current from the circuit
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An instrument for measuring the quantity or intensity of electricity; also, sometimes, and less properly, applied to an instrument which indicates the presence of electricity (usually called an electroscope).
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An instrument for measuring difference of electrostatic potential between two conductors. See potential.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. meter to measure electrostatic voltage differences; draws no current from the source
Her sensitive awareness to subtle natural effects were such that Samuel Taylor Coleridge, William's friend and fellow poet, considered her to be the equivalent of a perfect "electrometer" -- a "fragile piece of gold" able to measure tiny changes in electrical pulses.
In the mid-1880s, Pierre Curie had used minuscule quartz crystals to craft an instrument called an electrometer, capable of measuring exquisitely small doses of energy.
In the Memoirs of the Roman Academy of Sciences for 1857 he published a description of his new divided ring electrometer, which is based on the old electroscope of Bohnenberger and since then he has introduced
The latest case follows a complaint from two women, one of whom says she was manipulated into handing over 20,000 euros for costly products, including an "electrometer" to measure mental energy.
The latest case follows a complaint from two women, one of whom says she was manipulated into handing over €20 000 for costly products, including an "electrometer" to measure mental energy.
He also developed numerous other instruments, including the manometer, cyanometer, diaphonometer, anemometer and mountain eudiometer, the first electrometer (1766), a device for measuring electric potential by means of attraction or repulsion of charged bodies, and the first hygrometer, utilizing a human hair to measure humidity (1783).
She says she was pressured to spend more than $28,000 for courses, books, illegally prescribed drugs and an “electrometer” that was supposed to measure fluctuations in her mental state, according to the BBC.
In a postscript, he added, "I bring with me a sensitive thread electrometer with a voltammeter and my institute in Göteborg Högskola, Sweden, will provide me with the necessary resources for my work."
Pierre and Paul-Jacques Curie had already devised an electrometer in the early 1880s based on the piezoelectric effect of quartz crystals.
In the light of the new and slowly emerging field of radiation physics, Marie employed the Curie electrometer in her research, equipped it with an ionization chamber, and transformed it into a reliable tool for ionization measurements.