polarized light

[pōlə-rīzd′]

n.

Light that is reflected or transmitted through certain media so that all vibrations are restricted to a single plane.

Nearby words

  1. polarity,
  2. polarization,
  3. polarization charge,
  4. polarize,
  5. polarized,
  6. polarizer,
  7. polarizing angle,
  8. polarizing filter,
  9. polarizing microscope,
  10. polarogram


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