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[muhl-tim-i-ter] /mʌlˈtɪm ɪ tər/
noun, Electricity
a device consisting of one or more meters, as an ammeter and voltmeter, used to measure two or more electrical quantities in an electric circuit, as voltage, resistance, and current.
Also called circuit analyzer.
Origin of multimeter
1905-10; multi- + -meter Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for multimeter
  • Disconnect the solar panel from the circuit and switch the digital multimeter to measuring resistance.
  • If you are a geek, and don't have a multimeter, you need to get one.
  • Use students as recorders, timers and multimeter experts.
  • multimeter pH and specific conductivity readings are acceptable within five percent of calibration standard solutions.
  • Change the circuit and use the multimeter as voltmeter, ammeter, or ohmmeter.
  • Use the multimeter to check the charge on the battery, and the charging current supply to the battery.
British Dictionary definitions for multimeter


an electrical test instrument offering measurement of several values, usually voltage, current, and resistance
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Contemporary definitions for multimeter

a piece of electronic test equipment that can measure things like voltage, current, resistance, capacitance, inductance as it basically contains an ammeter, ohmmeter, and voltmeter's 21st Century Lexicon
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multimeter in Science
An electrical measuring device that combines an ammeter, an ohmmeter, a voltmeter, and occasionally other measurement or testing devices into one unit.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
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