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circular polarization

noun, Optics.
polarization in which the vector representing the instantaneous intensity of the electromagnetic field describes a circular helix in the direction of propagation.
Origin of circular polarization
First recorded in 1965-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • He switched to circular polarization, to see if they presented a constant area to the radar beam.

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British Dictionary definitions for circular polarization

circular polarization

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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