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circular polarization

noun

, Optics.
  1. polarization in which the vector representing the instantaneous intensity of the electromagnetic field describes a circular helix in the direction of propagation.


circular polarization

noun

  1. 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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Word History and Origins

Origin of circular polarization1

First recorded in 1965–70

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Example Sentences

He switched to circular polarization, to see if they presented a constant area to the radar beam.

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