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1. A trademark for a specially treated, transparent plastic capable of polarizing light passing through it, used in glare-reducing optical devices.
2. A trademark for a camera and film that produce instant photographs.


1. (General Physics) trademark a type of plastic sheet that can polarize a transmitted beam of normal light because it is composed of long parallel molecules. It only transmits plane-polarized light if these molecules are parallel to the plane of polarization and, since reflected light is partly polarized, it is often used in sunglasses to eliminate glare
2. (Photography) Polaroid Land Camera any of several types of camera yielding a finished print by means of a special developing and processing technique that occurs inside the camera and takes only a few seconds to complete
3. (plural) sunglasses with lenses made from Polaroid plastic
(Photography) of, relating to, using, or used in a Polaroid Land Camera: Polaroid film.


(ˈpoʊ ləˌrɔɪd)
1. a brand of glare-reducing material that produces polarized light by dichroism, consisting typically of an iodine-treated sheet of clear plastic.
2. the first brand of instant camera, developed by Edwin H. Land and marketed since 1948.
3. a print made by such a camera.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Polaroid - (trade mark) a plastic film that can polarize a beam of lightPolaroid - (trade mark) a plastic film that can polarize a beam of light; often used in sunglasses to eliminate glare
plastic film, film - a thin sheet of (usually plastic and usually transparent) material used to wrap or cover things
dark glasses, shades, sunglasses - spectacles that are darkened or polarized to protect the eyes from the glare of the sun; "he was wearing a pair of mirrored shades"
brand, brand name, marque, trade name - a name given to a product or service


® [ˈpəʊlərɔɪd]
A. ADJPolaroid ®
B. N
1. (also Polaroid camera) → Polaroid ® f; (= photograph) → foto f de Polaroid ®
2. Polaroids (also Polaroid sunglasses) → gafas fpl de sol antirreflectantes


n (= camera)Polaroidkamera® f, → Sofortbildkamera f; (= photograph)Sofortbild nt


® [ˈpəʊləˌrɔɪd] n
a. (Polaroid photograph) → foto f inv polaroid ® (also Polaroid camera) → (macchina fotografica) polaroid ® f inv
b. Polaroids npl (also Polaroid sunglasses) → occhiali mpl polaroid ® inv
c. (material) → polaroid ® m inv
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