Definition of plane polarization in US English:

plane polarization

(British plane polarisation)


  • A process restricting the vibrations of electromagnetic radiation, especially light, to one direction.

    • ‘Details are also given of a device which compensates for the spurious partial plane polarization that otherwise causes slight differences in reflectance readings when the polarizer on a microscope is rotated, and which simplifies the operations involved in making reflectance measurements on very small grains.’


plane polarization

/ˌplān ˌpōlərəˈzāSH(ə)n/