• Two polar bears with a seal they have caught
    Two polar bears with a seal they have caught
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v polarize become polarized in a conflict or contrasting situation
    • v polarize cause to concentrate about two conflicting or contrasting positions
    • v polarize cause to vibrate in a definite pattern "polarize light waves"
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Multi-polar dynamo Multi-polar dynamo
Polar Bear Polar Bear

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The only predator that polar bears have are humans
    • v. t Polarize To communicate polarity to.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The town of Churchill, Manitoba, located in Canada, is known as the "Polar Bear Capital of the World"
    • polarize To develop polarization in, as in a ray of light which is acted upon by certain media and surfaces; give polarity to. See polarization.
    • polarize In electricity, to coat with a film of gas, as the negative plate in a voltaic cell. Also spelled polarise.
    • polarize In electricity, to fall off in electromotive force, as a voltaic cell, by the liberation of hydrogen at the positive terminal.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. polariser,


In literature:

The superlative Polar degree appeared to invigorate Mr. Barrett.
"Sandra Belloni, Complete" by George Meredith
One was the skin of a polar bear.
"The Golden Snare" by James Oliver Curwood
And the plain was no longer hard and level, swept like a floor by the polar winds.
"Back to God's Country and Other Stories" by James Oliver Curwood
All went well with the Racehorse and the Carcass until they neared the Polar regions.
"Eclectic School Readings: Stories from Life" by Orison Swett Marden
Such fleeting hours of comfort (for custom soon banished their delight) are the treasured remembrance of every Polar traveler.
"The Voyages of Captain Scott" by Charles Turley
It was a colossal vehicle with a polar-bear at the steering-wheel and another at his side.
"The Little Warrior" by P. G. Wodehouse
His is an enthusiasm which glows without warmth, like the aurora borealis of the Polar regions.
"Rudin" by Ivan Turgenev
In the drear silence of the polar span Dost thou repose?
"The Poetical Works of Henry Kirke White" by Henry Kirke White
Thus was expressed the duality or polarity which underlies the phenomenal worlds.
"Autobiography of a YOGI" by Paramhansa Yogananda
Five on the form, density, latent heat, and magnetic power of the earth, and to the polar light.
"Lectures of Col. R. G. Ingersoll, Volume I" by Robert Green Ingersoll
It has no action whatever on polarized light.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 324, March 18, 1882" by Various
Iron fences invariably exhibit only the polarity by vertical induction; so also small buckets, bells, etc.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 430, March 29, 1884" by Various
On reversing the rod and repeating the vibrations, we find that its lower end has precisely a similar north polarity.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 392, July 7, 1883" by Various
The polar bears, as you probably know, are a large and powerful nation.
"The Joyous Story of Toto" by Laura E. Richards
In this case there could be little or no evaporation, and so no means by which the polar deposits could be recruited.
"Are the Planets Inhabited?" by E. Walter Maunder
The long Polar night had set in.
"A Speckled Bird" by Augusta J. Evans Wilson
Ross, evidently somewhat nettled, had the questionable taste to omit from his general South Polar Chart all of Wilkes's discoveries.
"Explorers and Travellers" by Adolphus W. Greely
Anthony gravely insisted he had seen a polar bear on one tossing floe.
"A Man's Hearth" by Eleanor M. Ingram
Friction of the polar and declination axes is reduced by ball bearings.
"Astronomy" by David Todd
For example, the polar extensions of the sections C may be wound or surrounded by closed coils.
"The inventions, researches and writings of Nikola Tesla" by Thomas Commerford Martin

In poetry:

No polar compass guides me,
On whatever course I stand
Assured to find my haven
When I least expect the land.
"The Quiet Home" by Ernest Jones
Lur'd by the light that gleams afar,
With fainting steps these cliffs I prest :--
O! may it prove a polar star,
And guide to pity's shelt'ring breast!
"The Harp. A Legendary Tale. In Two Parts" by Hector MacNeill
Strike and smoothe, for my decks are drums,
Sing through the water-spoken prow
The octopus walking into her limbs
The polar eagle with his tread of snow.
"Ballad Of The Long-Legged Bait" by Dylan Thomas
We was wrecked last March, in a Polar storm
—Ah-way O, to me O—
And we asked the old cripple if his feet was warm—
Sing, my bullies, let the bullgine run.
"The Big Black Trawler" by Alfred Noyes
Chasing the flakes that the Polar shakes
From his shaggy coat of white,
Or hunting the trace of the track he makes
And sweeping it from sight,
As he turned to glare from the slippery stair
Of the iceberg's farthest height.
"What The Wind Said" by James Whitcomb Riley
All the white birds have flown out of her lips
the Polar Bear has eaten her left breast
her eyes are covered with yellow webs of dust,
in fact she is what a Saint would call abandoned
since even her own self has forgotten her.
"The Merry Window" by Francis Scarfe

In news:

Polar Bear Eats Camera Lens .
Even more than their high-profile polar cousins, Yellowstone grizzly bears could become the newest cause célèbre for how global warming is threatening ecosystems worldwide.
High school volleyball Division I state semifinal/Jackson 3, Chagrin Falls Kenston 1: Polar Bears take one misstep on way to state final.
An upgrade to dual-polarization technology.
The Polar Express Has Arrived.
Ian Stirling on Polar Bears.
A South Korean polar research ship has reached a stricken Russian fishing vessel that has been trapped in Antarctic ice for the past 10 days.
Earth's brief polarity reversal linked to other extreme events.
The Singh-Ray Gold-N-Blue polarizer enhances specific colors to add to the polarizing effect.
Lock your eyes on a reflective surface and rotate the polarizer .
To put it bluntly, the president is a polarizing figure, something that is reflected in the latest Gallup Poll released Friday.
Polarizers remain popular even in this age of Photoshop because their effects are very difficult to simulate.
An unstoppable good-mood generator, the resolutely 2-D SpongeBob SquarePants Movie has more yuks than Shark Tale and enough soul to swallow The Polar Express whole.
Some topics are polarizing by their very nature.
Further Unplugged Terje's Polar Handplants.

In science:

Data taken both with a longitudinally polarized and a transversely polarized target have been used, mixing positive or negative orientations in order to cancel effects depending on the polarization of the nucleons.
Azimuthal asymmetries in SIDIS off unpolarized targets at COMPASS
The dual-polarization antennas provide well-matched beams and low cross polarization response, both important for high-fidelity polarization measurements.
Antenna-coupled TES bolometer arrays for CMB polarimetry
P0 is the corrected polarization, Pm the measured polarization, and σp the measured uncertainty in the polarization (e.g., Simmons & Stewart 1985).
350 micron Polarimetry from the Caltech Submillimeter Observatory
We have made no cuts based on the value of the polarization or of the statistical uncertainty of the polarization measurements; such cuts could bias the statistics of the polarization distribution.
350 micron Polarimetry from the Caltech Submillimeter Observatory
The most common dual-rail encoded, photonic qubit is a polarization encoded qubit, cos(θ/2)|H i + eiφ sin(θ/2)|V i , for two polarization modes, where one is horizontally, the other one vertically polarized.
Optical hybrid approaches to quantum information
The antenna sidelobes are highly polarized and sources outside the primary beam can produce strong spurious polarized signals even if their emission is not inherently polarized.
A Survey of the Polarized Emission from the Galactic Plane at 1420 MHz with Arcminute Angular Resolution
In other words, sources which are unpolarized appear to be polarized, and sources which are partially polarized appear in images with altered polarization properties.
A Survey of the Polarized Emission from the Galactic Plane at 1420 MHz with Arcminute Angular Resolution
We considered four sources of error, differing bandwidth depolarization, systematic differences in polarization angle at different frequencies, intrinsic variations in polarized intensity with frequency, and variations in polarization angle of calibration sources.
A Survey of the Polarized Emission from the Galactic Plane at 1420 MHz with Arcminute Angular Resolution
Its polarization is described by the complex field P = Q + iU = |P| e2iχ , where Q and U are the usual Stokes parameters quantifying the linearly polarized components of the radiation with respect to some orthogonal coordinate system and χ is the polarization angle with respect to the first coordinate direction.
Probing magnetic helicity with synchrotron radiation and Faraday rotation
In the SM the fraction of W + bosons from top-quark decay produced with longitudinal polarization is about f0 = 0.70, with left-handed polarization is about f− = 0.30, and with righthanded polarization is about f+ = 0.0004.
Top Quark Physics at the Tevatron
The emission line fluxes of the polarized Hα, [N ii]λ6581 and [S ii]λλ6717,6731, the velocities and FWHMs of the polarized Hα, and the electron densities Ne derived from the polarized [S ii] line intensity ratios are given in Table 2.
Spectropolarimetry of the superwind filaments of the starburst galaxy M82: kinematics of dust outflow
The intensity-weighted mean polarization degree of the Hα emission. † The intensity-weighted mean position angle of the polarization vector of the Hα emission. ‡ The polarized emission line flux in units of 10−16 erg s−1 cm−2 .
Spectropolarimetry of the superwind filaments of the starburst galaxy M82: kinematics of dust outflow
We define the polarization Llc on X lc to be the sum of the pull back of the original polarization and a small positive multiple of KX lc , i.e., the new polarization on KX lc is obtained by deforming the original one along the direction of the canonical class.
Special test configurations and $K$-stability of Fano varieties
In , Guillemin and Zara use the term “polarizing” to describe what we call “generic” and what we call a “polarizing covector” they call a “polarizing covector satisfying the ‘no-cycle condition’”.
Generalized 1-skeleta and a lifting result
The polarization direction exhibits a swing from horizontal polarization at low energies (owing to the emission of the optically thick accretion disk) to vertical polarization at high energies (owing to scattered emission).
Tests of General Relativity in the Strong Gravity Regime Based on X-Ray Spectropolarimetric Observations of Black Holes in X-Ray Binaries