[ sak-uh-rim-i-ter ]
/ ˌsæk əˈrɪm ɪ tər /


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

First recorded in 1870–75; sacchar- + -i- + -meter Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for saccharimeter


/ (ˌsækəˈrɪmɪtə) /


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

Derived Forms

saccharimetry, noun
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