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1. An instrument that detects, measures, and determines the direction of a small electric current.
2. An instrument that measures a small electric current by measuring the mechanical motion derived from electromagnetic or electrodynamic forces produced by the current.

Galvanometers can be used directly as ammeters, and are the core element of many ohmmeters and voltmeters.

Word Entries containing the term: “galvanometer
electrostatic galvanometer
A galvanometer or an instrument used to determine the presence, direction, and strength of an electric current in a conductor which is operated by the effects of two electric charges on each other.
This entry is located in the following unit: electro-, electr-, electri- (page 83)
Word Entries at Get Words: “galvanometer
galvanometer (s) (noun), galvanometers (pl)
Instruments which detect, measure, and determine the directions of small electric currents.
This entry is located in the following unit: Technical Science and Engineering (page 2)