analyzer

[an-l-ahy-zer]
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noun
  1. a person, machine, or device that analyzes.
  2. Optics. a polarizing device, often a Nicol prism, that indicates the direction of vibration of light by selecting and transmitting only the component of linearly polarized light in that direction.

Origin of analyzer

First recorded in 1620–30; analyze + -er1
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Examples from the Web for analyzer

Historical Examples of analyzer

  • Did the Analyzer say there was any way of breaking this defense?

    Diplomatic Immunity

    Robert Sheckley

  • "The Analyzer stated definitely that there was no way, if the premise were true," Malley answered gloomily.

    Diplomatic Immunity

    Robert Sheckley


analyzer in Medicine

analyzer

n.
  1. An analyst.
  2. The prism in a polariscope that analyses polarized light.
  3. The neural basis of a conditioned reflex, including the sensory side of the reflex arc and its central connections.
  4. An apparatus attached to electroencephalographic instruments to measure electrical frequency.
  5. Any of various instruments used for performing an analysis.
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