from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An instrument for ascertaining, measuring, or exhibiting the properties of polarized light or for studying the interactions of polarized light with optically transparent media.
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- n. a polarimeter
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An instrument consisting essentially of a polarizer and an analyzer, used for polarizing light, and analyzing its properties.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An optical instrument, various forms of which have been contrived, for exhibiting the polarization of light, or for examining substances in polarized light.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an optical device used to measure the rotation of the plane of vibration of polarized light
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