elliptical polarization

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elliptical polarization

See polarization.
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elliptical polarization

[ə′lip·tə·kəl ‚pō·lə·rə′zā·shən]
(electromagnetism)
Polarization of an electromagnetic wave in which the electric field vector at any point in space describes an ellipse in a plane perpendicular to the propagation direction.
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