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po·lar·i·za·tion

 (pō′lər-ĭ-zā′shən)
n.
1. The production or condition of polarity, as:
a. A process or state in which rays of light exhibit different properties in different directions, especially the state in which all the vibration takes place in one plane.
b. The partial or complete polar separation of the positive and negative electric charges in a nuclear, atomic, molecular, or chemical system.
2. A division into two conflicting or contrasting groups.

polarization

(ˌpəʊləraɪˈzeɪʃən) or

polarisation

n
1. the condition of having or giving polarity
2. (General Physics) physics the process or phenomenon in which the waves of light or other electromagnetic radiation are restricted to certain directions of vibration, usually specified in terms of the electric field vector

po•lar•i•za•tion

(ˌpoʊ lər əˈzeɪ ʃən)

n.
1. a sharp division, as of a population or group, into opposing factions.
2. a state, or the production of a state, in which rays of light or similar radiation exhibit different properties in different directions.
3. the induction of polarity in a ferromagnetic substance; magnetization.
4. the production or acquisition of polarity.

polarization

In transverse waves, vibrations confined to one plane.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.polarization - the phenomenon in which waves of light or other radiation are restricted in direction of vibrationpolarization - the phenomenon in which waves of light or other radiation are restricted in direction of vibration
optical phenomenon - a physical phenomenon related to or involving light
2.polarization - the condition of having or giving polarity
condition, status - a state at a particular time; "a condition (or state) of disrepair"; "the current status of the arms negotiations"
Translations
polarizace
polarisation d'une antenne

polarization

[ˌpəʊləraɪˈzeɪʃən] N
1. (Elec, Phys) → polarización f
2. (frm) (fig) [of tendencies, opinions, people] → polarización f

polarization

[ˌpəʊləraɪˈzeɪʃən] polarisation (British) nopposition f

polarization

n (Phys) → Polarisation f; (fig)Polarisierung f

polarization

[ˌpəʊləraɪˈzeɪʃn] npolarizzazione f
References in periodicals archive ?
Assuming that we use a perfect linear polarizer, the quasioptical imaging system shown in Section 3, with the angle (p) being the polarization direction of the sensor, and [theta] being the orientation angle of the major axis of the polarization ellipse, then the observed pixel brightness (I) can be described as
0] is the smallest angle that the major axis of the polarization ellipse creates with the x direction.
The polarization ellipse of the signal changes as a function of frequency and of direction in azimuth and elevation.
To characterize the polarization properties of an antenna it is often necessary to synthesize the polarization ellipse.

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