Pronunciation: (an'l-ī"zur), [key]
1. a person, machine, or device that analyzes.
2. Optics.a polarizing device, often a Nicol prism, that indicates the direction of vibration of light by selecting and transmitting only the component of linearly polarized light in that direction.
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