polarized

[poh-luh-rahyzd]

adjective

of or relating to a medium that exhibits polarization.
(of an electric plug or outlet) designed so that the plug and outlet fit together in only one way.

Nearby words

  1. polarise,
  2. polarity,
  3. polarization,
  4. polarization charge,
  5. polarize,
  6. polarized light,
  7. polarizer,
  8. polarizing angle,
  9. polarizing filter,
  10. polarizing microscope

Origin of polarized

First recorded in 1920–25; polarize + -ed2

Related formsnon·po·lar·ized, adjectiveun·po·lar·ized, adjective

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