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coulometer

[koo-lom-i-ter, kuh-] /kuˈlɒm ɪ tər, kə-/
noun, Electricity
Also, coulombmeter
[koo-lom-mee-ter, -lohm-] /ˈku lɒmˌmi tər, -loʊm-/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1900-1905
1900-05; coulo(mb) + -meter
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Examples from the web for coulometer
  • Hydroxide ions are generated by the coulometer circuitry so as to maintain the transmittance of the solution at a constant value.
  • Oxygen molecules permeating through the fixed film in the diffusion cell were detected by an oxygen-specific coulometer detector.
British Dictionary definitions for coulometer

coulometer

/kuːˈlɒmɪtə/
noun
1.
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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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coulometer in Science
coulometer
  (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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