moving-coil galvanometer


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moving-coil galvanometer

[′müv·iŋ ¦kȯil ‚gal·və′näm·əd·ər]
(engineering)
Any galvanometer, such as the d'Arsonval galvanometer, in which the current to be measured is sent through a coil suspended or pivoted in a fixed magnetic field, and the current is determined by measuring the resulting motion of the coil.