polarimeter

[poh-luh-rim-i-ter]
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noun Optics.

an instrument for measuring the amount of light received from a given source as a function of its state of polarization.
a form of polariscope for measuring the angular rotation of the plane of polarization.

Origin of polarimeter

1860–65; < Medieval Latin polāri(s) polar + -meter
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polarimeter

noun

an instrument for measuring the amount of polarization of light
an instrument for measuring the rotation of the plane of polarization of light as a result of its passage through a liquid or solutionSee optical activity
Derived Formspolarimetric (ˌpəʊlərɪˈmɛtrɪk), adjectivepolarimetry, noun
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