thermoelectrometer

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

thermo- +‎ electrometer

Noun[edit]

thermoelectrometer (plural thermoelectrometers)

  1. (obsolete) An instrument for measuring the strength of an electric current by the heat that it produces, or for determining the heat produced by such a current.
    • 1856, Sir W. Snow Harris, “On a General Law of Electrical Discharge”, in The London, Edinburgh and Dublin Philosophical Magazine and Journal:
      I have merely the “merit” of suggesting the present application of them; but I think anyone who at all dispassionately considers the nature and construction of my thermoelectrometer, will see that the refined instrument described in the Philosophical Transactions for 1827 is really no copy whatever of the old air electrometers.