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An instrument used to detect the presence and determine the direction of electric currents by the deflection of a magnetic needle.
gal′va·no·scop′ic (-skŏp′ĭk) adj.
gal′va·nos′co·py (găl′və-nŏs′kə-pē) n.
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(General Physics) a galvanometer that depends for its action on the deflection of a magnetic needle in a magnetic field produced by the electric current that is to be detected
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an instrument for detecting the presence of an electric current and determining its direction.See also: Instruments
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