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galvanoscope

[gal-vuh-nuh-skohp, gal-van-uh-] /ˈgæl və nəˌskoʊp, gælˈvæn ə-/
noun
1.
an instrument for detecting the existence of an electric current and determining its direction.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35; galvano- + -scope
Related forms
galvanoscopic
[gal-vuh-nuh-skop-ik, gal-van-uh-] /ˌgæl və nəˈskɒp ɪk, gælˌvæn ə-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
galvanoscopist
[gal-vuh-nos-kuh-pist] /ˌgæl vəˈnɒs kə pɪst/ (Show IPA),
noun
galvanoscopy, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for galvanoscope

galvanoscope

/ˈɡælvənəˌskəʊp; ɡælˈvænə-/
noun
1.
a galvanometer that depends for its action on the deflection of a magnetic needle in a magnetic field produced by the electric current that is to be detected
Derived Forms
galvanoscopic (ˌɡælvənəˈskɒpɪk; ɡælˌvænə-) adjective
galvanoscopy, noun
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