Condensing electroscope
Electroscope E*lec"tro*scope, n. [Electro- + -scope: cf. F. ['e]lectroscope.] (Physics) An instrument for detecting the presence of electricity, or changes in the electric state of bodies, or the species of electricity present, as by means of pith balls, and the like. [1913 Webster]

{Condensing electroscope} (Physics), a form of electroscope in which an increase of sensibility is obtained by the use of a condenser. [1913 Webster]


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