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[ poh-luh-rahyzd ]


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

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  • non·polar·ized adjective
  • un·polar·ized adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of polarized1

First recorded in 1920–25; polarize + -ed 2

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Example Sentences

Now, standing or not standing for the anthem has become one of the polarizing issues in our polarized country.

The concern is much larger if the selection of which platforms people are using in the first place is itself more polarized.

The aim is to stay neutral with ads that take place in a pre-politically polarized world that exists sans-Covid.

From Digiday

Almost all legislation requires 60 votes to be filibuster-proof, meaning the GOP has the numbers to make some Democratic priorities dead on arrival in a highly polarized Congress.

From Vox

In a polarized nation, experts say that’s unlikely to change.

This is not because of bad leaders, or polarized politics, but because of a governing structure that is fatally flawed.

Well, the two parties in Congress are more ideologically and geographically polarized than at any time in our recent history.

And just as everyone seems to be becoming more sensitive, so are they becoming more polarized.

Because they get a little happily ever after that seems to have polarized fans, too.

We are now more polarized and more divided along racial lines than the day you took office.

Not even the Gerns had ever been able to devise a polarized detector screen.

In that circuit, at the other end, there is a precisely similar little insulated coil, upon a precisely similar polarized magnet.

This is held only around its edge, and its center is free to vibrate toward and from the end of this polarized magnet.

Across the opposite end of this polarized magnet, crosswise to it, and very close, there is placed a diaphragm of thin sheet iron.

Zonal structure is characteristic, being noticeable even without the use of polarized light.


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