Definition for polarized (2 of 2)
verb (used with object), po·lar·ized, po·lar·iz·ing.
verb (used without object), po·lar·ized, po·lar·iz·ing.
Examples from the Web for polarized
This is not because of bad leaders, or polarized politics, but because of a governing structure that is fatally flawed.
Because they get a little happily ever after that seems to have polarized fans, too.Joan Allen on ‘The Killing’ Finale and That Mother of a Twist|Kevin Fallon|August 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
At 55, Burke is a political novice, and in a polarized electorate, that might be a winning formula.Meet Mary Burke, the Woman Who Could Beat Scott Walker|Eleanor Clift|May 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But the failure is another measure of why this Congress is the most polarized, least productive, and least popular on record.RIP: Obama’s Grand Bargain With the GOP on Entitlements|John Avlon|March 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In these polarized times, there are even stricter limits to what any one party can get done on its own.Obama’s Speech Was Missing Shared Goals for America’s Future|Mark McKinnon|January 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Light reflected from a water surface is polarized at certain angles.Astronomical Curiosities|J. Ellard Gore
Finally, the question of utility (the cui bono) may be considered in answer to the query, What is the use of polarized light?The Boy's Playbook of Science|John Henry Pepper
It means that the activity of the lower psyche and lower body is polarized by the upper body.Fantasia of the Unconscious|D. H. Lawrence
In our own times Melloni furnished the means of proving that it may be polarized.History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume II (of 2)|John William Draper
It gave out no light, properly so called, but a dull and sullen glow without reflection, as if all its rays were polarized.The Works of Edgar Allan Poe|Edgar Allan Poe
British Dictionary definitions for polarized
Word Origin and History for polarized
1811, in optics, from French polariser, coined by French physicist Étienne-Louis Malus (1775-1812) as a term in optics, from Modern Latin polaris "polar" (see polar). Transferred sense of "to accentuate a division in a group or system" is first recorded 1949 in Arthur Koestler. Related: Polarized; polarizing.