Ampere vs Ammeter - What's the difference?

ampere | ammeter |


As nouns the difference between ampere and ammeter

is that ampere is a unit of electrical current, the standard base unit in the international system of units abbreviation: amp, symbol: a while ammeter is a device that measures the magnitude of an electric current, especially one calibrated in amperes.

ampere

English

(wikipedia ampere)

Alternative forms

* , amp, A

Noun

(en noun)
  • A unit of electrical current, the standard base unit in the International System of Units. Abbreviation: amp, Symbol: A
  • Definition: The ampere is that constant current which, if maintained in two straight parallel conductors of infinite length, of negligible circular cross-section, and placed 1 metre apart in vacuum, would produce between these conductors a force equal to 2 x 10–7 newton per metre of length. ( The International Bureau of Weights and Measures)

    Derived terms

    * * * milliamp * microamp * nanoamp * picoamp

    ammeter

    Alternative forms

    * ammetre (nonstandard)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A device that measures the magnitude of an electric current, especially one calibrated in amperes.
  • Anagrams

    *