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plane polarization

noun, Optics.
polarization of light in which the vibrations are confined to a single plane, that of the wave front.
Also called linear polarization.
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[pleyn-poh-luh-rahyzd] /ˈpleɪnˈpoʊ ləˌraɪzd/ (Show IPA),
adjective Unabridged
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  • Basically, chiral molecules will cause the angle of plane-polarized light to rotate.
  • The star-pattern of the calcite is apparent on this plane-polarized view.
British Dictionary definitions for plane-polarized

plane polarization

a type of polarization in which the electric vector of waves of light or other electromagnetic radiation is restricted to vibration in a single plane
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