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Meaning of electroscope

e•lec•tro•scope

Pronunciation: (i-lek'tru-skōp"), [key]
— n.
  1. a device for detecting the presence and determining the sign of electric charges by means of electrostatic attraction and repulsion, often between two pieces of gold leaf enclosed in a glass-walled chamber.
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