I work for an avionics training company where we are required to meet certain criteria with respect to the theory and practical tasks that we teach. At the moment there is one area of debate with respect to a requirement for us to teach the use of various pieces of test equipment which include multimeters, logic probes, oscilloscopes, current probes and discrete component testers.
Many people at my work consider a modern multimeter as a discrete component tester since they are able to test resistors and capacitors. I am not so sure however since they specifically mention multimeter and discrete component tester as two separate items.
With that background, my question is this - can a multimeter be classified as a discrete component tester?