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- noun UK Alternative spelling of
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- noun the condition of having or giving polarity
- noun the phenomenon in which waves of light or other radiation are restricted in direction of vibration
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The polarisation is by no means total: Oxford’s alumni include the reformer John Wyclif and the father of economics Adam Smith, while ours include the Prime Minister Charles Grey, who abolished slavery and passed the Great Reform Bill.
Though, I imagine it might necessary to contextualise that – ie what polarisation is occurring that’s resulted in increased violence against trans people ..
They go to Macedonia, kill a few cops, the Macedonian police reacts and before you know it you have a polarisation were the Albanians are like one man behind separatist demands.
This is an illustration of what is called polarisation of light.
That the energy in any part of the medium is stored up in the form of a constraint called polarisation, dependent on the resultant electromotive force (the difference of potentials between two conductors) at the place.
I've been recognising this "polarisation" effect since 2005/6.
"The way in which we have dealt with this in society does not reflect well on us and the kind of polarisation on this issue leaves much to be desired."
"Yet if the media insists on taking sides and on false reporting then they must accept full responsibility for the conflict, distrust and polarisation which is sure to follow,"
The former talked utter nonsense about the "harmony of nature" produced by "polarisation," alike in "rocks, plants and animals," etc.etc. etc.
If, later in life, I have been charmed by Mount Hermon, and the sunheated slopes of the Anti-Lebanon, it is due to the polarisation which is the law of love and which leads us to seek out our opposites.