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Digital Multimeter (or multi-tester)

Definition:
The multimeter or multi-tester goes by several names but is a compact electronic device, usually hand-held, that measures AC and DC voltage, amperes (current) and ohms (resistance).

The device display may be analog and use a calibrated meter with a needle but is more commonly found in a fully electronic display version. The device has two electrical wire leads, red and black, and a dial to select the setting / mode. Various tests can be run and measurements made depending upon the setting. Electronic versions of the multitester are called a DMM (digital multi-meter) or DVOM (digital volt-ohm-meter).

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Also Known As:
Voltmeter, Multimeter, Multi-tester, Volt-Ohm-Meter, VOM, Continuity Tester, DMM, DVOM

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