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[poh-luh-rim-i-ter] /ˌpoʊ ləˈrɪm ɪ tər/

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.
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 solution See optical activity


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