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Pronunciation: (pō"lu-rim'i-tur), [key]
n. Optics.
1. an instrument for measuring the amount of light received from a given source as a function of its state of polarization.
2. a form of polariscope for measuring the angular rotation of the plane of polarization.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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