The act of polarizing; the state of being polarized, or of having polarity.
A peculiar affection or condition of the rays of light or heat, in consequence of which they exhibit different properties in different directions.
An effect produced upon the plates of a voltaic battery, or the electrodes in an electrolytic cell, by the deposition upon them of the gases liberated by the action of the current. It is chiefly due to the hydrogen, and results in an increase of the resistance, and the setting up of an opposing electro-motive force, both of which tend materially to weaken the current of the battery, or that passing through the cell.
In addition to the decline in competition, American politics today is characterized by a growing ideological polarization between the two major political parties. Thomas E. Mann
There is too much at stake for us to surrender to the politics of polarization. Brad Henry
I see people who talk about America, and then undermine it by not paying attention to its soul, to its poetry. I see polarization, reductionism and superficiality. Azar Nafisi
The 2012 presidential campaign's turn away from the classic, straight-up, American election - where the candidate who gets the most votes nationwide wins - is another sad reminder of the extreme political polarization distorting today's politics. No one talks about a 50-state strategy for winning the presidency these days. Juan Williams
I agree that it is not just the extremists who harbor bad thoughts or engage in bad acts, but they are usually the source of the polarization and try to keep education and communication of the main stream from moving forward. Joichi Ito