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photopolarimeter

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noun pho·to·po·la·rim·e·ter \ˌfō-tō-ˌpō-lə-ˈri-mə-tər\

Definition of photopolarimeter

  1. :  an instrument used to measure the intensity and polarization of reflected light (as from clouds enveloping a planet)



Circa 1889

First Known Use of photopolarimeter

circa 1889


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