polarisation

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n polarisation the phenomenon in which waves of light or other radiation are restricted in direction of vibration
    • n polarisation the condition of having or giving polarity
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Polarisation (opt.) a particular modification of rays of light, by the action of certain media or surfaces, so that they cannot be reflected or refracted again in certain directions: state of having polarity
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. polarispolus, a pole.

Usage

In literature:

At any moment the extremes of feeling might be anti-polarised at the dinner table.
"Sister Carrie" by Theodore Dreiser
Some important notes on the polarisation of the clouds were made.
"The Dominion of the Air" by J. M. Bacon
Gauss and Steinheil had priority in this device which, owing to 'polarisation' of the plates and to drought, is not reliable.
"Heroes of the Telegraph" by J. Munro
He was polarised by the men.
"Women in Love" by D. H. Lawrence
At any moment the extremes of feeling might be anti-polarised at the dinner table.
"Sister Carrie" by Theodore Dreiser
The word, and consequently the idea it represents, is polarised.
"The Nervous Child" by Hector Charles Cameron
THE OLD POLARISING PRISMS.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 441, June 14, 1884." by Various
The current in the galvanometer through the non-polarisable electrode is from left to right.
"Response in the Living and Non-Living" by Jagadis Chunder Bose
In conclusion he gave an account of his discovery of the polarisation of electric rays by crystals.
"Sir Jagadis Chunder Bose" by Sir Jagadis Chunder Bose
This may be checked by an examination of the lens in polarised light.
"On Laboratory Arts" by Richard Threlfall
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In news:

Recent US media coverage of a reported fivefold increase in methylphenidate (Ritalin) production in 5 years has polarised public opinion there.
Its poor, politically polarised countries must now try to cope.
Polarisation and Paul Ryan's budget.
The findings of the Leveson inquiry , which calls for an independent regulator underpinned by statute, have polarised opinion - but who thinks what.
But as Wilson Audio Specialties' Peter McGrath told me when he explained the speaker's technology to me in the Utah company's suite at the Mirage, two Polarises work magically as a stereo pair.
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In science:

To see this take (A, Θ0) principally polarised, containing an elliptic curve E but irreducible with polarisation.
Maximally irregularly fibred surfaces of general type
Provide E with a principal polarisation ΘE and let i∨ : A → E be the dual of the inclusion.
Maximally irregularly fibred surfaces of general type
Let j : J → T be a principal ly polarised abelian scheme of dimension g ≥ 3, such that the image of the induced mapping ϕ : T → Ag is contained in i(Mg r H ).
Maximally irregularly fibred surfaces of general type
We where of course X ′ (2)S claim that over a connected base T each principally polarised abelian scheme (J/T , ΘJ ) with an injection A × T → J over T satisfying i∗ A (ΘJ ) = pr∗ A (ΘA ) is the pullback of j ′ (A, 2)S for a suitable S .
Maximally irregularly fibred surfaces of general type
Brightness indicates the count rate observed in a given two-photon polarisation state (horizontal axis) for a given input polarisation state (vertical axis).
Diagnosis, prescription and prognosis of a Bell-state filter by quantum process tomography
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