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[koo-lom-i-ter, kuh-] /kuˈlɒm ɪ tər, kə-/
noun, Electricity
Also, coulombmeter
[koo-lom-mee-ter, -lohm-] /ˈku lɒmˌmi tər, -loʊm-/ (Show IPA)
1900-05; coulo(mb) + -meter Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for coulombmeter


an electrolytic cell for measuring the magnitude of an electric charge by determining the total amount of decomposition resulting from the passage of the charge through the cell Also called voltameter
Derived Forms
coulometric (ˌkuːləˈmɛtrɪk) adjective
coulometry, noun
Word Origin
C19: from coulomb + meter³
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coulombmeter in Science
  (k-lŏm'ĭ-tər, k'lə-mē'tər)   
A device for determining the amount of a substance released during electrolysis by measuring the electrical charge that results from the electrolysis. Coulometers can be used to detect and measure trace amounts of substances such as water.
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