polarimeter

noun
po·​lar·​im·​e·​ter | \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

Other Words from polarimeter

polarimetric \pō-​ˌler-​ə-​ˈme-​trik, pō-​ˌla-​rə-​ˈme-​trik \ adjective
polarimetry \ˌpō-​lə-​ˈri-​mə-​trē \ noun

First Known Use of polarimeter

1843, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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polarimeter

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

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

Other Words from polarimeter

polarimetric \pō-​ˌlar-​ə-​ˈme-​trik \ adjective
polarimetry \ˌpō-​lə-​ˈrim-​ə-​trē \ noun plural polarimetries

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