voltmeter etymology

English word voltmeter comes from English -meter (Used to form the names of measuring devices.), English volt

Detailed word origin of voltmeter

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-meter English (eng) Used to form the names of measuring devices.
volt English (eng) In the International System of Units, the derived unit of electrical potential and electromotive force (voltage); the potential difference across a conductor when a current of one ampere uses one watt of power. Symbol: V (fencing) A sudden movement to avoid a thrust.. A circular tread; a gait by which a horse going sideways round a centre makes two concentric tracks.
voltmeter English (eng) An instrument for measuring electric potential in volts.

Words with the same origin as voltmeter

Descendants of -meter
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