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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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(Chemistry) an instrument for detecting polarized light or for observing objects under polarized light, esp for detecting strain in transparent materials. See photoelasticity
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po•lar•i•scope(poʊˈlær əˌskoʊp, pə-)
an instrument for measuring or exhibiting the polarization of light or for examining substances in polarized light.
po•lar`i•scop′ic (-ˈskɒp ɪk) adj.
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|Noun||1.||polariscope - an optical device used to measure the rotation of the plane of vibration of polarized light|
optical device - a device for producing or controlling light
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