polariscope

noun

po·​lar·​i·​scope pō-ˈler-ə-ˌskōp How to pronounce polariscope (audio)
pō-ˈla-rə-ˌskōp
1
: an instrument for studying the properties of or examining substances in polarized light
2
polariscopic
pō-ˌler-ə-ˈskä-pik How to pronounce polariscope (audio)
pō-ˌla-rə-ˈskä-pik
adjective

Examples of polariscope in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Looking through a polariscope to view rainbows of stress in clear tape's backing, and assemble a puzzle that appears clear to the naked eye. Greg Burnett, cleveland.com, 20 Apr. 2018

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Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary, from polarization

First Known Use

1829, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of polariscope was in 1829

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Cite this Entry

“Polariscope.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/polariscope. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

polariscope

noun
po·​lari·​scope
pō-ˈlar-ə-ˌskōp
: an instrument for studying the characteristics of substances in polarized light

Medical Definition

polariscope

noun
po·​lari·​scope pō-ˈlar-ə-ˌskōp How to pronounce polariscope (audio)
1
: an instrument for studying the properties of or examining substances in polarized light
2
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