from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any device that produces polarized light
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. That which polarizes; especially, the part of a polariscope which receives and polarizes the light. It is usually a reflecting plate, or a plate of some crystal, as tourmaline, or a doubly refracting crystal.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In optics, that part of a polariscope by which light is polarized: distinguished from analyzer. Also spelled polariser.
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[AS] – Yes, and the polarizer is the magnetic field?
He's actually a polarizer, which is completely predictable and not his fault.
If so, you could do worse than to check out these so-called polarizer plates from Zeon, which promise up to ten times better contrast ratios than current LCD tech.
In between, we place optics that can do three different things to the light: allow only linear polarized light with a particular orientation to pass (called a polarizer), rotate the orientation of linear polarized light (called a half waveplate), and convert circular polarized light to linearly polarized light (called a quarter waveplate).
In the national polls, with all the fearsome talk by the Obama campaign about Senator Clinton's "high negatives" and being a "polarizer" the latest Gallup tracking poll, again as of Saturday night, April 19, shows Senator Clinton to be running dead even with Senator McCain -- actcuall plus 1% or 46%-45% -- as is Senator Obama (who is dead even at 45%-45%).
Call him Obama the "polarizer" ... as we await President Obama's address to the nation tonight He's on TV tonight?
So I picked up a Canon SX20 "super zoom" for something closer to a full-on SLR, but more compact, with a built-in zoom, filter holder, and filters such as polarizer and clear lens protector.
Third, despite his unfortunate history as the ultimate polarizer who hypocritically led the illegitimate partisan effort to impeach Bill Clinton (the bad Newt), in fact, Gingrich has also demonstrated an ability to reach across the aisle to work with Democrats and liberals on real solutions to real problems (the good Newt).
Artforum, I was learning is a polarizer of opinion.
Like the two Sony 3D models we've so far tested — see First Look: New 3D LCD TVs from LG, Sony for our assessment of the sets — these TVs work with Sony's 3D glasses, which unlike other glasses we've tested use just a single polarizer for each lens.