plane-polarized waveSee polarization.
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plane-polarized wave[′plān ¦pō·lə‚rīzd ‚wāv]
An electromagnetic wave whose electric field vector at all times lies in a fixed plane that contains the direction of propagation through a homogeneous isotropic medium.
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