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polariscope an instrument used to view, measure, or analyze polarized light, or through which to view things in polarized light.
polarity the state or condition of having positive and negative poles or of being oriented toward a particular pole. [2 definitions]
polarization a condition, or production of a condition, in which similar vibrations of light waves or the like move in one plane or direction. [2 definitions]
polarize to cause similar vibrations of (light waves or the like) to move in one plane or direction. [3 definitions]
polar night in polar regions, the time of the year when the sun does not rise above the horizon, esp. a period of 24 hours or more when there is no twilight.
Polaroid trademark for a substance able to polarize light passing through it, used to reduce glare. [2 definitions]
Pole a native or citizen of Poland, or a descendant thereof.
pole1 a long, often narrow cylindrical post or rod made of metal, wood, or the like. [4 definitions]
pole2 either of the two ends of the axis of a spherical body such as the earth, or either of the regions around the earth's North and South Poles. [4 definitions]
poleax a long-handled weapon combining ax, hammer, and spearpoint, used in battle in the Middle Ages. [3 definitions]
pole bean any vinelike variety of bean that can twine upward around a pole, stake, trellis, or the like. (Cf. bush bean.)
polecat a dark-furred carnivorous mammal of the weasel family found in Eurasia and northern Africa. [2 definitions]
polemic an emphatic statement of a controversial viewpoint, usually criticizing or refuting an existing position. [3 definitions]
polemical adopting a controversial or disputatious position.
polemicist one who writes polemics. [2 definitions]
polemics (used with a sing. verb) the art or practice of disputation or controversy. [2 definitions]
polenta an Italian dish made of cornmeal mush.
poles apart holding entirely different values, positions, or the like.
polestar a bright star near the north celestial pole; Polaris; North Star. [2 definitions]
pole vault a field event in which the participants perform high vaults with the aid of a long flexible pole that propels them over a crossbar.
pole-vault to vault over a high crossbar with the aid of a pole; perform a pole vault.