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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.
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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
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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.
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polarization

In transverse waves, vibrations confined to one plane.
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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"
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Translations
polarizace
polarisation d'une antenne

polarization

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

[ˌpəʊləraɪˈzeɪʃən] polarisation (British) nopposition f
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polarization

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

[ˌpəʊləraɪˈzeɪʃn] npolarizzazione f
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References in classic literature ?
On the other hand, I used to find Paul Tichlorne plunged as deeply into the study of light polarization, diffraction, and interference, single and double refraction, and all manner of strange organic compounds.
On the contrary, in all scenarios investigated in two postures, the maximal channel loss rarely occurs in channel polarizations with V-polarization at the receiving side for all polarizations at the transmit side.
It makes the PCF appropriate for filtering different polarizations and thus the PCF can be a perfect applicant for a miniaturized polarization filter.
In this work, we combined pairs of channels with different polarizations. The first channel was polarized by a linear polarization of 45[degrees], while the second channel was polarized at 90[degrees] away by a linear polarization of (45[degrees] + 90[degrees]).
Optical polarization division multiplexing is based on transmitting independently modulated signals over orthogonal polarizations of the same optical wavelength.
Utilizing an antenna with orthogonally circular polarizations at two discrete working frequencies has been proved to be an efficient way to fulfill such a demand.
Four-state polarizations agility would be realized if diode switches are loaded on the slots between the patch and the truncated corners, as is shown in Figure 3(b).
In addition, the boundaries of conductor cavities will restrict the EM polarizations. Consequently, this paper will focus on the TR focus gains of the polarization-varying EM fields in a rectangular resonant cavity, where two points will be researched: TR focus gains in the different polarization states of the static transceivers and the ones of the rotating transceivers.
The dual-orthogonal linear polarizations are generated by an L-shaped coupling probe and an H-shaped coupling aperture.
For example, satellite communications use two orthogonal polarizations to double the capacity of the channel; circularly-polarized light sources are necessary to detect certain biomolecules; and laser sources with a variety of polarization states have relevance for quantum cryptography.

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