Definition of polarization noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    (British English also -isation) noun
    BrE BrE//ˌpəʊləraɪˈzeɪʃn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌpoʊlərəˈzeɪʃn//
    [uncountable, countable]
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  1. 1the act of separating or making people separate into two groups with completely opposite opinions increasing social polarization
  2. 2(physics) the fact of waves of light, etc. vibrating in a single direction Polarization of light by reflection is found more in nature than in industry.
  3. 3(physics) the fact of giving polarity (2) to something regions of positive and negative polarization