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chiefly British English spelling of polarization. For spelling, see -ize.

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  • But at no portion of the firmament was the polarisation complete.

  • From time to time during the ascent I examined the polarisation of the sky.

  • Some, moreover, turned the plane of polarisation to the right, others to the left.

    Louis Pasteur Ren Vallery-Radot
  • Some important notes on the polarisation of the clouds were made.

  • By accidentally combining two rhombs in different positions, Huygens discovered the polarisation of light.

    A Logic Of Facts George Jacob Holyoake
  • His scientific investigations and discoveries embraced the subjects of heat, light, polarisation, and specially glaciers.

  • Gauss and Steinheil had priority in this device which, owing to 'polarisation' of the plates and to drought, is not reliable.

  • By both helices and magnets Faraday caused the plane of polarisation in perfectly neutral liquids and solids to rotate.

    Louis Pasteur Ren Vallery-Radot
  • The dense cloud, looked at perpendicularly to its axis, showed scarcely any signs of polarisation.

  • It is exceedingly interesting to observe both the perfection and the decay of this polarisation.

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