plane of polarization

noun phrase

: the plane in which the magnetic-vibration component of plane-polarized electromagnetic radiation lies

Word History

First Known Use

1815, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of plane of polarization was in 1815

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“Plane of polarization.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

Medical Definition

plane of polarization

: a plane in which electromagnetic radiation vibrates when it is polarized so as to vibrate in a single plane
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