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polarized light


Polarized sunglasses reduce glare caused by reflected light.
  Light that vibrates in a single plane (as contrasted to ordinary light that vibrates in all directions)
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  • Polarized sunglasses reduce glare caused by reflected light.
  • A laser is a beam of polarized light of a single frequency generated, well, in various ways at this point.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • My library looks out on the glaciers and green skies of Nordholm while a walk of ten paces allows me to descend a short stairway to my tower study, a comfortable, open room encircled by polarized glass which offers a three-hundred-sixty-degree view of the highest peaks of the Kushpat Karakoram, a mountain range two thousand kilometers from the nearest settlement in the easternmost reaches of the Jamnu Republic on Deneb Drei.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
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Associated words [difficulty]:   polarized light [9] , polarize [6] , diffraction [8]
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