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POLARIZATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does polarization mean? 

POLARIZATION (noun)
  The noun POLARIZATION has 2 senses:

1. the phenomenon in which waves of light or other radiation are restricted in direction of vibration
2. the condition of having or giving polarity

  Familiarity information: POLARIZATION used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


POLARIZATION (noun)


Sense 1polarization [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The phenomenon in which waves of light or other radiation are restricted in direction of vibration

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural phenomena

Synonyms:

polarization; polarisation

Hypernyms ("polarization" is a kind of...):

optical phenomenon (a physical phenomenon related to or involving light)


Sense 2polarization [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The condition of having or giving polarity

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

polarisation; polarization

Hypernyms ("polarization" is a kind of...):

condition; status (a state at a particular time)


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