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polarimeter

[poh-luh-rim-i-ter] /ˌpoʊ ləˈrɪm ɪ tər/
noun, Optics.
1.
an instrument for measuring the amount of light received from a given source as a function of its state of polarization.
2.
a form of polariscope for measuring the angular rotation of the plane of polarization.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; < Medieval Latin polāri(s) polar + -meter
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polarimeter

/ˌpəʊləˈrɪmɪtə/
noun
1.
an instrument for measuring the amount of polarization of light
2.
an instrument for measuring the rotation of the plane of polarization of light as a result of its passage through a liquid or solution See optical activity
Derived Forms
polarimetric (ˌpəʊlərɪˈmɛtrɪk) adjective
polarimetry, noun
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