noun. ['ˌpoʊlɝəˈzeɪʃən, ˌpoʊlɝɪˈzeɪʃən'] the phenomenon in which waves of light or other radiation are restricted in direction of vibration.
Words that Rhyme with Polarization
Example sentences of the word polarization
1. Noun, singular or mass
RealD films require a special silver screen that retains the polarization effect and reflects it back to the audience.
Quotes containing the word polarization
1. The chief deficiency I see in the skeptical movement is its polarization: Us vs. Them — the sense that we have a monopoly on the truth; that those other people who believe in all these stupid doctrines are morons; that if you're sensible, you'll listen to us; and if not, to hell with you. This is nonconstructive. It does not get our message across. It condemns us to permanent minority status.
- Carl Sagan, The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark
noun. ['ˌpoʊlɝəˈzeɪʃən, ˌpoʊlɝɪˈzeɪʃən'] the condition of having or giving polarity.