polarimeter


po·lar·im·e·ter

noun \ˌpō-lə-ˈri-mə-tər\

Definition of POLARIMETER

1
:  an instrument for determining the amount of polarization of light or the proportion of polarized light in a partially polarized ray
2
:  a polariscope for measuring the amount of rotation of the plane of polarization especially by liquids
po·lar·i·met·ric \pō-ˌla-rə-ˈme-trik\ adjective
po·lar·im·e·try \ˌpō-lə-ˈri-mə-trē\ noun

Origin of POLARIMETER

International Scientific Vocabulary, from polarization
First Known Use: 1855

po·lar·im·e·ter

noun \ˌpō-lə-ˈrim-ət-ər\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of POLARIMETER

1
: an instrument for determining the amount of polarization of light or the proportion of polarized light in a partially polarized ray
2
: a polariscope for measuring the amount of rotation of the plane of polarization especially by liquids
po·lari·met·ric \pō-ˌlar-ə-ˈme-trik\ adjective
po·lar·im·e·try \ˌpō-lə-ˈrim-ə-trē\ noun, plural po·lar·im·e·tries

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