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1. electroscope

noun. measuring instrument that detects electric charge; two gold leaves diverge owing to repulsion of charges with like sign.

Synonyms

  • measuring device
  • measuring system

Etymology

  • -scope (English)
  • σκοπέω (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
  • electro- (English)

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Example sentences of the word electroscope


1. Noun, singular or mass
When the electroscope detects a charge, the small flaps at the bottom of the jar will spread apart.

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