It turns a ray of polarised light to the right, whereas carbolic acid does not affect polarisation.
This may be checked by an examination of the lens in polarised light.
With this instrument, it becomes possible to tell the difference between natural and polarised light.
The current of electricity is polarised into a positive and a negative current.
It has a strong alkaline reaction, and rotates a ray of polarised light to the right.
The word, and consequently the idea it represents, is polarised.
This action on polarised light is retained in the various compounds and polymers of the two turpentine oils.
When these ice-pillars were examined by means of polarised light, they were found to possess a feeble double-refracting power.
But while the dissolved tartrate causes the plane of polarised light to rotate, the paratartrate exerts no such action.
When this is examined by polarised light, chromatic phenomena similar to those noticed in crystals are observed.
1811, in optics, from French polariser, coined by French physicist Étienne-Louis Malus (1775-1812) as a term in optics, from Modern Latin polaris "polar" (see polar). Transferred sense of "to accentuate a division in a group or system" is first recorded 1949 in Arthur Koestler. Related: Polarized; polarizing.