plane polarization


noun Optics.

polarization of light in which the vibrations are confined to a single plane, that of the wave front.

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Also called linear polarization.

OTHER WORDS FROM plane polarization

plane-po·lar·ized [pleyn-poh-luh-rahyzd], /ˈpleɪnˈpoʊ ləˌraɪzd/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for plane polarization

plane polarization

noun

a type of polarization in which the electric vector of waves of light or other electromagnetic radiation is restricted to vibration in a single plane
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