[ih-lek-truh-skohp] /ɪˈlɛk trəˌskoʊp/

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.
an apparatus for detecting an electric charge, typically consisting of a rod holding two gold foils that separate when a charge is applied


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