circular polarization

cir·cu·lar po·lar·i·za·tion
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [sur-kyuh-ler poh-ler-uh-zey-shuh n]
    • /ˈsɜr kyə lər ˌpoʊ lər əˈzeɪ ʃən/
    • /ˈsɜː.kjʊ.lər pəʊləraɪˈzeɪʃn/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [sur-kyuh-ler poh-ler-uh-zey-shuh n]
    • /ˈsɜr kyə lər ˌpoʊ lər əˈzeɪ ʃən/

Definitions of circular polarization words

  • noun circular polarization electromagnetic radiation (esp light) in which the electric field vector describes a circle about the direction of propagation at any point in the path of the radiation 3
  • noun circular polarization polarization in which the vector representing the instantaneous intensity of the electromagnetic field describes a circular helix in the direction of propagation. 1

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Origin of circular polarization

First appearance:

before 1965
One of the 2% newest English words
First recorded in 1965-70

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Parts of speech for Circular polarization


circular polarization popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 1% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

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