un·​po·​lar·​ized | \ ˌən-ˈpō-lə-ˌrīzd How to pronounce unpolarized (audio) \

Definition of unpolarized

: not polarized specifically : having a random pattern of vibrations

Examples of unpolarized in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After years of immigration being a relatively unpolarized issue, Trump is, for the first time, calling into being a large constituency for more immigration. Matthew Yglesias, Vox, "Support for immigration is surging in the Trump era," 5 July 2018 Unpolarized light, such as that produced by lasers and many other light sources, is a mixture of all possible polarization orientations. Ars Technica, WIRED, "New Quantum Record: Physicists Entangle 8 Photons," 14 Feb. 2012

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First Known Use of unpolarized

1814, in the meaning defined above

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“Unpolarized.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unpolarized. Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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