polarization

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

Definition of polarization

1 :the action of polarizing or state of being or becoming polarized: such as
a (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 process
b :an increase in the resistance of an electrolytic cell often caused by the deposition of gas on one or both electrodes
2 a :division into two opposites
b :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 play \ˌpō-lə-rə-ˈzā-shən\

medical Definition of polarization

:the action of polarizing or state of being or becoming polarized: as
a (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 process
b :an increase in the resistance of an electrolytic cell caused by the deposition of gas on one or both electrodes

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