photopolarimeter

noun
pho·​to·​po·​la·​rim·​e·​ter | \ ˌfō-tō-ˌpō-lə-ˈri-mə-tər How to pronounce photopolarimeter (audio) \

Definition of photopolarimeter

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

First Known Use of photopolarimeter

circa 1889, in the meaning defined above

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“Photopolarimeter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/photopolarimeter. Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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