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voltmeter Instrument for measuring the voltage (potential difference) between two points in an electrical circuit. Voltmeters are always connected in parallel with the components whose voltages are being measured. A voltmeter has a high internal resistance compared with the resistance across which it is connected. See also ammeter

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volt·me·ter / ˈvōltˌmētər/ • n. an instrument for measuring electric potential in volts.