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polarization or polarisation (ˌpəʊləraɪˈzeɪʃən)
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, usually specified in terms of the electric field vector
polarisation or polarisation

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