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polarimeter

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noun po·lar·im·e·ter \ˌpō-lə-ˈri-mə-tər\

Definition of polarimeter

  1. 1 :  an instrument for determining the amount of polarization of light or the proportion of polarized light in a partially polarized ray

  2. 2 :  a polariscope for measuring the amount of rotation of the plane of polarization especially by liquids

polarimetric

play \pō-ˌla-rə-ˈme-trik\ adjective

polarimetry

play \ˌpō-lə-ˈri-mə-trē\ noun


Origin and Etymology of polarimeter

International Scientific Vocabulary, from polarization


First Known Use: 1855


Medical Dictionary

polarimeter

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noun po·lar·im·e·ter \ˌpō-lə-ˈrim-ət-ər\

Medical Definition of polarimeter

  1. 1:  an instrument for determining the amount of polarization of light or the proportion of polarized light in a partially polarized ray

  2. 2:  a polariscope for measuring the amount of rotation of the plane of polarization especially by liquids

polarimetric

\pō-ˌlar-ə-ˈme-trik\play adjective

polarimetry

\ˌpō-lə-ˈrim-ə-trē\play noun plural

polarimetries




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