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- n. An instrument for measuring electrical current in milliamperes.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a sensitive ammeter for detecting small currents, graduated in milliamperes.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In electricity, an instrument for the measurement of small electric currents, in which the scale is graduated to read in thousandths of an ampere. Also milammeter.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a sensitive ammeter graduated in milliamperes
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The milliammeter got up to twenty-five quite a long time before and stayed there steadily.
"That would mean my milliammeter would go all haywire?"
"You will remember to keep looking at the milliammeter the whole of the time?"
The milliammeter showed sixteen or seventeen; that was about normal at the beginning of the run.
He told the wing-commander of the vagaries shown on the milliammeter.
But now I think it would be better if we send up somebody with you to watch the milliammeter and throw the switch immediately it starts to rise.
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