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noun Physical Chemistry.
the angle at which the plane of polarized light is rotated when passed through an optically active substance.
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Origin of optical rotation

First recorded in 1890–95
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optical rotation

noun
the angle through which plane-polarized light is rotated in its passage through a substance exhibiting optical activity
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