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polariscope

[poh-lar-uh-skohp, puh-] /poʊˈlær əˌskoʊp, pə-/
noun, Optics.
1.
an instrument for measuring or exhibiting the polarization of light or for examining substances in polarized light, often to determine stress and strain in glass and other substances.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30; < Medieval Latin polāri(s) polar + -scope
Related forms
polariscopic
[poh-lar-uh-skop-ik, puh-] /poʊˌlær əˈskɒp ɪk, pə-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
polariscopically, adverb
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  • Shine the flashlight into one end of the polariscope, and view the light from the other end.
British Dictionary definitions for polariscope

polariscope

/pəʊˈlærɪˌskəʊp/
noun
1.
an instrument for detecting polarized light or for observing objects under polarized light, esp for detecting strain in transparent materials See photoelasticity
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