elliptical polarization

noun Physics.

polarization of an electromagnetic wave in which the vector representing the instantaneous intensity of the electric field describes an elliptical helix in the direction of propagation.

Nearby words

  1. elliptic spring,
  2. elliptical,
  3. elliptical amputation,
  4. elliptical galaxy,
  5. elliptical light,
  6. elliptical trainer,
  7. elliptically,
  8. ellipticity,
  9. elliptocyte,
  10. elliptocytosis

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