polarization

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noun po·lar·i·za·tion \ˌpō-lə-rə-ˈzā-shən\

Definition of polarization

  1. 1 :  the action of polarizing or state of being or becoming polarized: such asa (1) :  the action or process of affecting radiation and especially light so that the vibrations of the wave assume a definite form (2) :  the state of radiation affected by this processb :  an increase in the resistance of an electrolytic cell often caused by the deposition of gas on one or both electrodesc :  magnetization

  2. 2a :  division into two oppositesb :  concentration about opposing extremes of groups or interests formerly ranged on a continuum

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First Known Use of polarization

1812


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polarization

noun po·lar·iza·tion
variants: also British

polarisation

\ˌpō-lə-rə-ˈzā-shən\play

Medical Definition of polarization

  1. :  the action of polarizing or state of being or becoming polarized: asa (1):  the action or process of affecting radiation and especially light so that the vibrations of the wave assume a definite form (2):  the state of radiation affected by this processb:  an increase in the resistance of an electrolytic cell caused by the deposition of gas on one or both electrodesc:  magnetization


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