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v. po·lar·ized, po·lar·iz·ing, po·lar·iz·es
a. To induce polarization in or impart polarity to.
b. To design so as to permit light only of a certain polarization: Are these sunglasses polarized?
2. To cause to divide into two conflicting or opposing groups: The issue of slavery polarized the nation.
1. To acquire polarity.
2. To cause polarization of light or permit light of a certain polarization.
3. To become divided into two conflicting or opposing groups: The town is polarizing into opposing factions over the issue.

po′lar·iz′a·ble adj.
po′lar·iz′er n.
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(ˈpəʊləˌraɪzd) or


(General Physics) physics (of light waves, etc) restricted to certain directions of vibration, usually specified in terms of the electric field vector
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It is a strange state of mind; it is like those silences in worship which are not the empty moments of devotion, but the full moments, and which are so because at such times the soul, instead of being polarized, dispersed, localized, in a single impression or thought, feels her own totality and is conscious of herself."
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Goldstein, who is not otherwise identified, offers a reference for scientists and engineers in any of the many fields where they might encounter polarized light, and a textbook for graduate or advanced undergraduate students who have studied calculus and linear algebra and perhaps introductory physics.
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A -850mVcse polarized potential criterion, typically measured as an instant-off potential, when the cathodic protection current is interrupted, was included along with the original -850mVcse "current-applied" criterion.
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One preventive measure for both wrinkles and cataracts is wearing polarized eyewear, and with summer upon us, eye protection is something we should all be conscious of.
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