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magnetic rotation

noun, Optics.
Origin of magnetic rotation
First recorded in 1899-1900 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The magnetic rotation of the plane of polarized light, discovered by Faraday, implies an actual rotatory motion of something.

    The Theistic Conception of the World B. F. (Benjamin Franklin) Cocker
  • But he showed that a still more profound distinction exists between the magnetic rotation and the natural one.

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