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  • adj. Of or pertaining to polarimetry, or measured using a polarimeter

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In optics, of or pertaining to the measurement of polarized light; of or pertaining to polarimetry or the scientific use of the polarimeter.


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  • The polarimetric L-band synthetic aperture radar SAR specifically designed to acquire airborne repeat track SAR data for differential interferometric measurements, and these measurements will allow scientists to study the pressures building up and being released on the fault at depth.

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  • Discrimination of nearshore, shoreface and estuarine ice on the north shore of Prince Edward Island, Canada, using Radarsat-1 and airborne polarimetric c-band SAR.

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  • Until this is done, however, it will be necessary for the Internal Revenue Bureau to adopt, provisionally, one of the best existing forms of polariscope, and by carefully defining the scale of this instrument, establish a basis for its polarimetric work which will be a close approximation to an absolute standard, and upon which it can rely in case of any dispute arising as to the results obtained by the officers of the bureau.

    Scientific American Supplement No. 822, October 3, 1891

  • The following directions are based upon various official procedures such as the one used in the United States custom houses, the method prescribed by the German government, etc. They embody also the result of recent research in regard to sources of error in polarimetric estimation of sugar:

    Scientific American Supplement No. 822, October 3, 1891

  • If a satisfactory clarification has not been obtained, the entire operation must be repeated, since only with solutions that are entirely clear and bright can accurate polarimetric observations be made.

    Scientific American Supplement No. 822, October 3, 1891

  • Recent investigations of the polarimetric work done in the customs branch of the Treasury Department have shown that a very considerable part of the want of agreement in the results obtained at the different ports was due to a lack of uniformity in the standardization of the instruments and apparatus.

    Scientific American Supplement No. 822, October 3, 1891

  • In closing this report the members of this commission hereby signify their intention to promote uniformity and accuracy by adopting and using the standards and general plan of procedure recommended in this report in the polarimetric determinations over which, in their respective branches of government work, they have control.

    Scientific American Supplement No. 822, October 3, 1891

  • It is the opinion of this Commission that the expression "testing ... degrees by the polariscope," used with reference to sugar in the act, is to be considered as meaning the percentage of pure sucrose the sugar contains, as ascertained by polarimetric estimation.

    Scientific American Supplement No. 822, October 3, 1891

  • This commission would suggest that the attention of the proper authorities should be called to the desirability of official action by this government with a view to co-operation with other countries for the adoption of international standards for polarimetric work.

    Scientific American Supplement No. 822, October 3, 1891

  • "This theory of polarimetric Viking navigation is accepted and frequently cited, in spite of a total lack of experimental evidence," wrote researchers led by optics expert

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