Now that you have a basic understanding of what a multimeter is and what it is used for, you need to understand the symbols of a multimeter to operate it efficiently.. DC Voltage. This is called the multimeter since it brings together the functions of the voltmeter, ammeter, and ohmmeter. This multimeter symbol is identified as a capital “V” with a wavy line above it, that looks … AC Voltage. Without beating about the bush any further, let´s talk about the symbols on a multimeter. The DC Voltage setting will enable you to test small electronic ciruits, indicator lights … Multimeters may also provide additional functions, for example, diode and continuity tests. When placed with V, the symbol would signify you can measure the amps in an AC circuit. The symbol stands for alternating current and so when placed with V would signify that you can measure the voltage in an AC circuit like your household current. A multimeter comes with various signs and symbols that the user needs to … ~ (S-shaped curved line)– There are two places the curved line will appear on your multimeter and each time accompanied by either V or A symbols along with their respective metric prefixes. －, — (solid continuous line or dotted lines )– Similar to the previous … Most of the popular brands of multimeters use standard symbols. The same as additional resources, multimeters also provide the symbols.