polarise
British variant of polarize

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • polarisé — ⇒POLARISÉ, ÉE, part. passé et adj. I. Part. passé de polariser. II. Adj. Soumis au phénomène de polarisation. A. OPT. La lumière provenant de la nébuleuse du Crabe est complètement polarisée (SCHATZMAN, Astrophys., 1963, p.121). B. PHYS. (électr …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • polarisé — polarisé, ée (po la ri zé, zée) part. passé de polariser. Lumière polarisée …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • polarise — (Brit.) v. separate into opposing groups, contrapose; give polarity to something, cause an item to have unequally distributed characteristics (also polarize) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Polarisé — Polarité Pour les articles homonymes, voir polaire …   Wikipédia en Français

  • polarise — v. (D; intr., tr.) to polarise into (polarised into opposing camps) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • polarise — [c]/ˈpoʊləraɪz / (say pohluhruyz) verb (polarised, polarising) –verb (t) 1. to cause polarisation in. 2. to give polarity to. 3. to cause (a community, organisation, etc.) to divide on an issue. 4. to bring about sharp division in: to polarise… …   Australian English dictionary

  • polarise — po|lar|ise [ˈpəuləraız US ˈpou ] v a British spelling of ↑polarize …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • polarise — po|lar|ise [ poulə,raız ] a British spelling of polarize …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • polarise — [[t]po͟ʊləraɪz[/t]] see polarize …   English dictionary

  • polarise — verb a British spelling of polarize …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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