Definition of polarimeter
Origin of polarimeter
International Scientific Vocabulary, from polarization
First Known Use: 1855
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
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