ballistic galvanometer

noun Electricity.
a galvanometer used to measure the quantity of electricity in a current of short duration.

1875–80 Unabridged
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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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