- the deposit of gases, produced during electrolysis, on the electrodes of a cell, increasing the resistance of the cell.
- a vector quantity indicating the electric dipole moment per unit of volume of a dielectric.
- the induction of polarity in a ferromagnetic substance.
Related formsde·po·lar·i·za·tion, nounre·po·lar·i·za·tion, noun
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The astronomers found that of the 93 quasars in the sample, 19 exhibited a measurable amount of polarization.
The direction of polarization for a quasar is determined by the accretion disk surrounding it.
The authors took care to eliminate the possibility of other sources of polarization, which is always a concern in astronomy.
One of the wages of polarization is the obscuring of what once was broad common ground even on supposed culture war issues.
In the age of gridlock and polarization, this is a moment to be celebrated—Coulter and Baldwin in perfect harmony!
Whether radiant heat be capable of polarization or not was for a long time a subject of discussion.
Once more he lessened his polarization, and the light crept further and further into his being.Captives of the Flame|Samuel R. Delany
Its disappearance seemed to substantiate the polarization theory.Darkness and Dawn|George Allan England
He finally showed that the difficulty of polarization yielded to the grasp of theory.
Explain how the fact of polarization affects the wave theory of light.Physics|Willis Eugene Tower
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In politics, the grouping of opinions around two extremes: “As the debate continued, the union members were polarized into warring factions.”