plane of polarization

noun phrase

Definition of plane of polarization

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

First Known Use of plane of polarization

1815, in the meaning defined above

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“Plane of polarization.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/plane%20of%20polarization. Accessed 6 December 2019.

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plane of polarization

noun

Medical Definition of 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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