Meaning of POLARIZATION in English

POLARIZATION

transcription, транскрипция: [ ˌpō-lə-rə-ˈzā-shən ]

noun

Date: 1812

1. : 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 often caused by the deposition of gas on one or both electrodes

c. : magnetization

2.

a. : division into two opposites

b. : concentration about opposing extremes of groups or interests formerly ranged on a continuum

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