Meaning of polarimeter

po•lar•im•e•ter

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.
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