Definition of plane-polarized in US English:


(British plane-polarised)


  • See plane polarization

    • ‘Although it has long been known that daylight from most areas of blue sky is partly plane polarized, in a pattern which bears a definite relationship to the Sun's position, only within the past decade has it become established that arthropod eyes are sensitive to changes in the polarization of light.’
    • ‘Variable degrees of alteration are responsible for the chalky white colour of the rocks, giving the plagioclase a dusty appearance in plane-polarized light.’
    • ‘In 1845 he studied the effect of a magnetic field on plane-polarised light.’
    • ‘If all electrons in a material vibrated in the same direction, all the light emitted would be plane-polarized.’