polarimeter

noun
po·​lar·​im·​e·​ter | \ ˌpō-lə-ˈri-mə-tər How to pronounce polarimeter (audio) \

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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Other Words from polarimeter

polarimetric \ pō-​ˌler-​ə-​ˈme-​trik How to pronounce polarimetric (audio) , pō-​ˌla-​rə-​ˈme-​trik \ adjective
polarimetry \ ˌpō-​lə-​ˈri-​mə-​trē How to pronounce polarimetry (audio) \ noun

Examples of polarimeter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Researchers have demonstrated optical devices such as spectrometers and polarimeters made from stacks of these flat surfaces. Scientific American, "Top 10 Emerging Technologies of 2019," 1 Dec. 2019 Researchers have demonstrated optical devices such as spectrometers and polarimeters made from stacks of these flat surfaces. Scientific American, "Top 10 Emerging Technologies of 2019," 1 Dec. 2019 Researchers have demonstrated optical devices such as spectrometers and polarimeters made from stacks of these flat surfaces. Scientific American, "Top 10 Emerging Technologies of 2019," 1 Dec. 2019 Researchers have demonstrated optical devices such as spectrometers and polarimeters made from stacks of these flat surfaces. Scientific American, "Top 10 Emerging Technologies of 2019," 1 Dec. 2019 Researchers have demonstrated optical devices such as spectrometers and polarimeters made from stacks of these flat surfaces. Scientific American, "Top 10 Emerging Technologies of 2019," 1 Dec. 2019 Researchers have demonstrated optical devices such as spectrometers and polarimeters made from stacks of these flat surfaces. Scientific American, "Top 10 Emerging Technologies of 2019," 1 Dec. 2019 Researchers have demonstrated optical devices such as spectrometers and polarimeters made from stacks of these flat surfaces. Alberto Moscatelli, Scientific American, "Tiny Lenses Will Enable Design of Miniature Optical Devices," 1 July 2019

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First Known Use of polarimeter

1843, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for polarimeter

International Scientific Vocabulary, from polarization

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The first known use of polarimeter was in 1843

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23 May 2020

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“Polarimeter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/polarimeter. Accessed 27 May. 2020.

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polarimeter

noun
po·​lar·​im·​e·​ter | \ ˌpō-lə-ˈrim-ət-ər How to pronounce polarimeter (audio) \

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 How to pronounce polarimetric (audio) \ adjective
polarimetry \ ˌpō-​lə-​ˈrim-​ə-​trē How to pronounce polarimetry (audio) \ noun, plural polarimetries

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