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Meaning of DEPOLARIZATION

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a loss of polarity or polarization
 

DEPOLARIZATION is a 14 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: depolarisation
 
 See Also: change

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\De*po`lar*i*za"tion\, n. [Cf. F.
d['e]polarisation.]
The act of depriving of polarity, or the result of such
action; reduction to an unpolarized condition.

{Depolarization of light} (Opt.), a change in the plane of
   polarization of rays, especially by a crystalline medium,
   such that the light which had been extinguished by the
   analyzer reappears as if the polarization had been
   anulled. The word is inappropriate, as the ray does not
   return to the unpolarized condition.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. A change in the electrical charge between the inside and the outside of a membrane. For example, neurons which are receiving signals become momentarily more positively charged than the outside of their membranes.
  2. The turning of polarized light into random light by reflecting it in all directions, so that it no longer vibrates in a single plane.
 

 

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