- an optical instrument for determining the strength of sugar solutions by measuring the rotation of the plane of polarized light they produce.
Origin of saccharimeter
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Any cider that will grade 18 or 24 with the saccharimeter in the fall of the year, when it is made, will make good vinegar.
- any instrument for measuring the strength of sugar solutions, esp a type of polarimeter for determining the concentration from the extent to which the solution rotates the plane of polarized light
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