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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 periodicals archive ?
Cameras that see polarized light are currently used to detect material stress, enhance contrast for object detection, and analyze surface quality for dents or scratches.
They cover from coherent singular optics to correlation optics, edge diffraction/dislocation waves, spatial correlation phase singularities in partially coherent light fields, vector singularities in partially polarized light fields, phase singularities in polychromic (white light) fields, a survey of crystal singular optics, and applications of correlation singular optics.
It has tiny photoreceptors that detect polarized light, allowing it to perceive very dark and very bright objects in its field of view, discerning predator from prey in the murky ocean waters it calls home.
A polarimeter measures the optical activity of a liquid by transmitting polarized light through it and gauging angle of the emitted light.
There are two types of lights used in video dermatoscope that include non-polarized and polarized light source.
Rosettes vary in size from 0.2-0.5 mm, and are believed to stem from an optical effect of the polarized light and its interaction with adnexal openings that are narrowed or filled with keratin; larger rosettes may be attributed to concentric perifollicular fibrosis.6 The author (AK Jha) has previously reported branching vessels, focal keratin plugs, perifollicular whitish halo, rosettes, and structureless white and brown areas on dermoscopy.7 Our study was in accordance with the previous reported studies.
The observation revealed at some illumination angles, the asteroid was reflecting highly polarized light, even more than other bodies of the same size in the solar system.
Remarkably, a large quantity of the vials in which the ethanol had evaporated contained specimens whose shell valves could be imaged using optical techniques (polarized light and a full-wave compensation plate) to highlight birefringence patterns of the larval and post-larval shells.
Histopathology with Congo red showed positive green-apple birefringence under polarized light, consistent with amyloid deposition and a diagnosis of amyloidosis of the urinary bladder (Fig.
TREVA does not exhibit the rainbow effect some plastics experience with polarized light, improving the user experience with electronic device screens.
To distinguish one known particle from another known particle, we can take a simple approach that doesn't require polarized light, just a good microscope that can be purchased on eBay for under a thousand dollars, perhaps much under.