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circular polarization

noun, Optics.
1.
polarization in which the vector representing the instantaneous intensity of the electromagnetic field describes a circular helix in the direction of propagation.
Origin
1965-1970
1965-70
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British Dictionary definitions for circular polarization

circular polarization

noun
1.
electromagnetic radiation (esp light) in which the electric field vector describes a circle about the direction of propagation at any point in the path of the radiation
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