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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Galvanometer \Gal`va*nom"e*ter\, n. [Galvanic + -meter: cf. F. galvanom[`e]tre.] (Elec.) An instrument or apparatus for measuring the intensity of an electric current, usually by the deflection of a magnetic needle. [1913 Webster] Differential galvanometer. See under Differental, a. Sine galvanometer, Cosine galvanometer, Tangent galvanometer (Elec.), a galvanometer in which the sine, cosine, or tangent respectively, of the angle through which the needle is deflected, is proportional to the strength of the current passed through the instrument. [1913 Webster]