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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Diagometer A sort of electroscope, invented by Rousseau, in which the dry pile is employed to measure the amount of electricity transmitted by different bodies, or to determine their conducting power.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n diagometer A kind of electroscope, consisting of a dry pile and a magnetized needle for an indicator, used for ascertaining the conducting power of different bodies. It was first employed by Rousseau to detect adulterations in olive-oil, which is said to have less conducting power than other fixed oils.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Diagometer dī-a-gom′e-tėr a form of electroscope for ascertaining conducting power.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. to transmit + -meter,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. diagein, to conduct, metron, a measure.