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ballistic galvanometer

noun, Electricity
a galvanometer used to measure the quantity of electricity in a current of short duration.
Origin of ballistic galvanometer
1875-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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ballistic galvanometer

(physics) a type of galvanometer for measuring surges of current. After deflection the instrument returns slowly to its original reading
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