[ noun ] (physics) the phenomenon in which waves of light or other radiation are restricted in direction of vibration
Used in print(Cornell H. Mayer, "Radio Emission of the Moon...)
The observable characteristics of planetary radio_radiation are the intensity , the polarization , and the direction of arrival of the waves .
Measurements of polarization are presently limited by apparatus sensitivity and will remain difficult because of the low intensity of the planetary radiation at the earth .
There have been few measurements specifically for the determination of the polarization of planetary radiation .
[ noun ] the condition of having or giving polarity
Used in print(Gibson Winter, The Suburban Captivity of the...)
The motifs of impersonal interdependence and insulation of residential communities have polarized ; the schism between central_city and suburb , Negro and White , blue_collar and white_collar can be viewed_as symptomatic_of this deeper polarization of trends in the metropolis .