Definition of ammeter in English:


Line breaks: am|meter
Pronunciation: /ˈamɪtə


  • An instrument for measuring electric current in amperes.
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    • The current may be measured by digital ammeter to four or five decimal places so the accuracy of the calibration coefficient depends only on the accuracy of the calibrating interferometer.
    • The question demanded to know what measurement an ammeter would give in the circuit.
    • One man was hooking up what looked like an ammeter to a glob of flesh - she tried not to think of what it was, while another was examining a picture of a brain on a small computer screen.


late 19th century: from ampere + -meter.

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