Definition of voltmeter in English:



  • An instrument for measuring electric potential in volts.

    • ‘My boss checked it with a voltmeter and proclaimed it to be dead.’
    • ‘The shutter is also controlled by the PC, which also sets the acquisition mode and reads the measured voltages from the digital voltmeter.’
    • ‘I verified the engine switches were in the proper position while my copilot completed the checklist, which requires checking the voltmeter to make sure the remaining generator is not overworked.’
    • ‘In its turn, the voltmeter was connected to a computer.’
    • ‘The reference electrode consisted of a second silver-silver chloride electrode placed over an area of abraded skin on the forearm, again connected to the voltmeter.’
    • ‘An example of this kind of thing is when we use a voltmeter to measure a voltage.’
    • ‘Thus, to say that there was an electric current of a certain magnitude in a wire was to say that, if one were to attach a voltmeter to one end of the wire, it would indicate that very magnitude.’
    • ‘These variables, along with the ambient temperature were fed into a voltmeter and interfaced with a computer for immediate online analysis.’
    • ‘Natural voltages are measured simply by using a sensitive voltmeter connected to two non-polarizing electrodes pushed into the soil.’
    • ‘With voltmeter in hand, I quickly back-probed the three separate red ECM power wires and the two black/white ECM ground wires.’