An electrochemical method of quantitative or qualitative analysis based on the relationship between an increasing current passing through a solution and the increasing voltage used to produce the current.
An electromechanical technique of analyzing solutions that measures the current flowing between two electrodes in the solution as well as the gradually increasing applied voltage to determine respectively the concentration of a solute and its nature.
Origin of polarography
- polar(ization) –graphy
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition