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  • n. an instrument for the analysis of something
  • n. a person who analyzes

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who, or that which, analyzes.
  • n. The part of a polariscope which receives the light after polarization, and exhibits its properties.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who or that which analyzes, or has the power of analyzing.
  • n. Specifically— In optics, the part of a polariscope which receives the light after polarization and exhibits its properties: usually a section or prism cut from a doubly refracting crystal.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an instrument that performs analyses

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