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Noun1.milliammeter - a sensitive ammeter graduated in milliamperesmilliammeter - a sensitive ammeter graduated in milliamperes
ammeter - a meter that measures the flow of electrical current in amperes
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Each of the sections 1-2 and 17-18 of the manganin wire MM', with its associated milliammeter and adjustable current supply, is really a potentiometer operating according to Poggendorff's [1] little-used "second method." The first application of this method as the basis for a commercial instrument for specific applications appears to have been made by Lindeck and Rothe [2] at the Reichsanstalt in 1899.
A milliammeter on my setup measures the amplified current, so I just need to glance at the needle for a reading.