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d'Arsonval galvanometer

Pronunciation: dahr-sahn-vahl'

Definition: a sensitive galvanometer consisting of a moving coil suspended in a permanent magnetic field between delicate metallic wires or ribbons that serve as both torsion springs and conductors; a mirror on the coil deflects a beam of light along the scale.

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