- 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.
OTHER WORDS FROM polarizationde·po·lar·i·za·tion, nounre·po·lar·i·za·tion, noun
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In this duopolistic business model, polarization is a feature, not a bug.
Furthermore, FiveThirtyEight’s version of a fundamentals model actually shows the race as a tie — it expects the race to tighten given the high polarization and projected economic improvement between now and November.Our Election Forecast Didn’t Say What I Thought It Would|Nate Silver (firstname.lastname@example.org)|August 17, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
There aren’t many undecided voters, there are no major third-party candidates, polarization has been high and polls have been stable.How FiveThirtyEight’s 2020 Presidential Forecast Works — And What’s Different Because Of COVID-19|Nate Silver (email@example.com)|August 12, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
Instead, they point to the political polarization evident in public opinion on Portland as indicative of the danger we’re in.What Happened In Portland Shows Just How Fragile Our Democracy Is|Maggie Koerth (firstname.lastname@example.org)|August 5, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
One method, pioneered by the English scientist Michael Faraday back in 1845, detects a magnetic field from the way it rotates the polarization direction of light passing through it.The Hidden Magnetic Universe Begins to Come Into View|Natalie Wolchover|July 2, 2020|Quanta Magazine
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.
But it does serve to demonstrate the remarkable political polarization in the United States.
Much of that hard-fought cohesion is being undermined by leaders now using ethnic polarization as a force to mobilize.
It behaves the same as glucose with all the ordinary tests, and can be distinguished only by polarization.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
Readings are made three or four seconds after each dilution, when the polarization has been fully established.
The conclusion that light waves are transverse is therefore based upon the phenomenon of the polarization of light.Physics|Willis Eugene Tower
The government standard for molasses is 56 degrees polarization.
It derives its name from the circumstance that it turns, more than any other body, the plane of polarization to the right hand.A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines|Andrew Ure
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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.”