Definition of Polarimeter

1. Noun. An optical device used to measure the rotation of the plane of vibration of polarized light.

Exact synonyms: Polariscope
Generic synonyms: Optical Device



Definition of Polarimeter

1. n. An instrument for determining the amount of polarization of light, or the proportion of polarized light, in a partially polarized ray.

Definition of Polarimeter

1. Noun. An instrument used to measure the rotation of the plane of polarized light as it passes through a sample of an optically active compound. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Polarimeter

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Medical Definition of Polarimeter

1. An instrument for determining the amount of polarization of light, or the proportion of polarized light, in a partially polarized ray. Origin: Polar. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Polarimeter

polar opposition
polar plasm
polar plates
polar presentation
polar question
polar questions
polar ring
polar solvents
polar star
polar stratospheric cloud
polar zone
polarchies
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polarily
polarimeter (current term)
polarimeters
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polarimetrically
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polaris
polarisabilities
polarisability
polarisable
polarisation
polarisations
polariscope
polariscopes
polariscopic

Literary usage of Polarimeter

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1. Elementary Chemical Microscopy by Emile Monnin Chamot (1921)
"It sometimes happens that an approximate determination is wanted of the specific rotatory power of a substance, but no polarimeter is at hand although a ..."

2. Elementary Chemical Microscopy by Emile Monnin Chamot (1921)
"It sometimes happens that an approximate determination is wanted of the specific rotatory power of a substance, but no polarimeter is at hand although a ..."

3. A Handbook of Physics Measurements by Ervin Sidney Ferry, Oscar William Silvey, George William Sherman, David Christie Duncan (1918)
"Determination of the Amount of Sucrose in a Sample of Sugar by Means of a polarimeter THEORY OF THE EXPERIMENT. — Read Arts. 61-68. MANIPULATION. ..."

4. A Handbook of Physics Measurements by Ervin Sidney Ferry, Oscar William Silvey, George William Sherman, David Christie Duncan (1918)
"Determination of the Amount of Sucrose in a Sample of Sugar by Means of a polarimeter THEORY OF THE EXPERIMENT. — Read Arts. 61-68. MANIPULATION. ..."

5. A Handbook of Physics Measurements by Ervin Sidney Ferry, Oscar William Silvey, George William Sherman, David Christie Duncan (1918)
"Determination of the Amount of Sucrose in a Sample of Sugar by Means of a polarimeter THEORY OF THE EXPERIMENT. — Read Arts. 61-68. MANIPULATION. ..."

6. The Essentials of chemical physiology for the use of students: For the Use by William Dobinson Halliburton (1896)
"Laurent's polarimeter is a more valuable instrument. Instead of using daylight, or the light of a lamp, monochromatic light (a sodium flame pro- FIG. 68. ..."

7. Practical organic and bio-chemistry by Robert Henry Aders Plimmer (1920)
"A. ESTIMATION BY MEANS OF THE polarimeter. i. The Construction of a polarimeter. In an ordinary ray of light the vibrations of the waves take place in all ..."

8. The Journal of the Society of Chemical Industry by Society of Chemical Industry (1884)
"35. Pressure lieg-ulator for Distillation under Diminished Pressure. — See this Journal, Vol. III. [11], 581. Improved polarimeter. ..."

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