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polarization (n.)

1812, "state of having different properties on different sides," from polarize + -ation, and in part from French polarisation, noun of action from polariser. Figuratively from 1871; of social and political groups, "accentuation of differences," from 1945.

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Definitions of polarization from WordNet

polarization (n.)
the phenomenon in which waves of light or other radiation are restricted in direction of vibration;
Synonyms: polarisation
polarization (n.)
the condition of having or giving polarity;
Synonyms: polarisation
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