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Many multimeters have a setting for measuring capacitance. The multimeter I have has a precision of four significant figures, or in other words, it returns the value in the form of 00.00 nF. However, I have found that for larger capacitance measurements the value oscillates quite a bit whereas for lower capacitance measurements it appears to be quite stable. In short, I would like to know of a method for quantifying this uncertainty, preferably using partial derivatives for the error estimation.