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gal·va·nom·e·ter

 (găl′və-nŏm′ĭ-tər)
n.
An instrument used to detect, measure, and determine the direction of small electric currents by means of mechanical effects produced by a current-carrying coil in a magnetic field.

gal′va·no·met′ric (-nō-mĕt′rĭk) adj.
gal′va·nom′e·try n.
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galvanometer

(ˌɡælvəˈnɒmɪtə)
n
(General Physics) any sensitive instrument for detecting or measuring small electric currents
galvanometric, ˌgalvanoˈmetrical adj
ˌgalvanoˈmetrically adv
ˌgalvaˈnometry n
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gal•va•nom•e•ter

(ˌgæl vəˈnɒm ɪ tər)

n.
an instrument for detecting the existence of small electric currents and determining their strength.
[1795–1805]
gal•va•no•met•ric (ˌgæl və noʊˈmɛ trɪk, gælˌvæn ə-) adj.
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gal·va·nom·e·ter

(găl′və-nŏm′ĭ-tər)
An instrument that detects, measures, and determines the direction of small electric currents.
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galvanometer

an instrument for measuring the strength and direction of an electric current. — galvanometric, galvanometrical, adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.galvanometer - meter for detecting or comparing or measuring small electric currentsgalvanometer - meter for detecting or comparing or measuring small electric currents
astatic galvanometer - has a moving magnet and astatic coils arranged to cancel the effect of the Earth's magnetic field
meter - any of various measuring instruments for measuring a quantity
moving-coil galvanometer - a galvanometer that is operated by the force exerted by an electric current flowing in a movable coil suspended in a magnetic field
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Translations

galvanometer

[ˌgælvəˈnɒmɪtəʳ] Ngalvanómetro m
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galvanometer

nGalvanometer nt
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gal·va·nom·e·ter

n. galvanómetro, instrumento que mide la corriente por acción electromagnética.
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A miniature camera, embedded inside the laser optics, looks through a set of 10mm galvanometers mirrors to provide multiple high-resolution images, each 1/30 the size of the laser marking area.
He was able to influence compass needles and galvanometers, and turn electric lights on and off.
The Philippine Army has adopted Sentildeoron's design and funded the mass production of the local galvanometers and IED disruptors.
Galvanometers for laser beam steering and scanning in surgical, analytical and other applications include a precision-machined housing in which the stator moves.
The mirrors can be either fixed or movable, actuated using galvanometers, to deflect the beam where necessary.
LASERVISION projectors from Assembly Guidance feature two sets of steerable mirrors (these are known as galvanometers in the industry).
Thermograms were recorded by Paulik-Paulik-Erdey derivatograph at gradient 10 degrees per min, sample weight 0.200-0.250 g, in corundum crucible [empty set] 10 mm, with T-900, TG-200, the DTA-1/10, DTG1/20 sensitive galvanometers and [Al.sub.2][O.sub.3] as a standard.
For example, high-speed galvanometers (spinning mirrors) can be used to direct the laser beam on the target.
For each scan direction, a pair of galvanometers translates the focus in the intermediate image plane.
Quadrax's laser scanning system employs three galvanometers rather than two.
In addition, due to the different time response characteristics of dual-axis galvanometers, marking an arbitrary long line might look like a curve line, and it may not clear due to the fast responds of the servomotor.
The orientation of laser beam was changed by the scanning mirrors driven by galvanometers. Consequently, the irradiated position of sample surface could be easily controlled.