galvanoscopy

galvanoscope

[gal-vuh-nuh-skohp, gal-van-uh-]
noun
an instrument for detecting the existence of an electric current and determining its direction.

Origin:
1825–35; galvano- + -scope

galvanoscopic [gal-vuh-nuh-skop-ik, gal-van-uh-] , adjective
galvanoscopist [gal-vuh-nos-kuh-pist] , noun
galvanoscopy, noun
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galvanoscope (ˈɡælvənəˌskəʊp, ɡælˈvænə-)
 
n
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
 
galvanoscopic
 
adj
 
galva'noscopy
 
n

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