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polarization

  
, polarisation  
      n  
1    the condition of having or giving polarity  
2      (Physics)   the process or phenomenon in which the waves of light or other electromagnetic radiation are restricted to certain directions of vibration  


circular polarization  
      n   a transformation of electromagnetic radiation (esp. light) to a form in which the vector representing the instantaneous intensity of the electric field describes a circle about the direction of propagation at any point in the path of the radiation  
plane polarization  
      n   a type of polarization in which waves of light or other electromagnetic radiation are restricted to vibration in a single plane  
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