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polarized

[poh-luh-rahyzd]
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adjective
  1. of or relating to a medium that exhibits polarization.
  2. (of an electric plug or outlet) designed so that the plug and outlet fit together in only one way.

Origin of polarized

First recorded in 1920–25; polarize + -ed2
Related formsnon·po·lar·ized, adjectiveun·po·lar·ized, adjective
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Examples from the Web for unpolarized

Historical Examples

  • The first part of this statement also applies to unpolarized light, as this can always be dissolved into polarized components.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 16, Slice 5

    Various

  • The blue light was unpolarized and passed freely through many inches of the fluid.