Cosine galvanometer
Galvanometer Gal`va*nom"e*ter, n. [Galvanic + -meter: cf. F. galvanom[`e]tre.] (Elec.) An instrument or apparatus for measuring the intensity of an electric current, usually by the deflection of a magnetic needle. [1913 Webster]

{Differential galvanometer}. See under {Differental}, a.

{Sine galvanometer}, {Cosine galvanometer}, {Tangent galvanometer} (Elec.), a galvanometer in which the sine, cosine, or tangent respectively, of the angle through which the needle is deflected, is proportional to the strength of the current passed through the instrument. [1913 Webster]


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  • Galvanometer — Gal va*nom e*ter, n. [Galvanic + meter: cf. F. galvanom[ e]tre.] (Elec.) An instrument or apparatus for measuring the intensity of an electric current, usually by the deflection of a magnetic needle. [1913 Webster] {Differential galvanometer}.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Differential galvanometer — Galvanometer Gal va*nom e*ter, n. [Galvanic + meter: cf. F. galvanom[ e]tre.] (Elec.) An instrument or apparatus for measuring the intensity of an electric current, usually by the deflection of a magnetic needle. [1913 Webster] {Differential… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sine galvanometer — Galvanometer Gal va*nom e*ter, n. [Galvanic + meter: cf. F. galvanom[ e]tre.] (Elec.) An instrument or apparatus for measuring the intensity of an electric current, usually by the deflection of a magnetic needle. [1913 Webster] {Differential… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tangent galvanometer — Galvanometer Gal va*nom e*ter, n. [Galvanic + meter: cf. F. galvanom[ e]tre.] (Elec.) An instrument or apparatus for measuring the intensity of an electric current, usually by the deflection of a magnetic needle. [1913 Webster] {Differential… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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