Definition of Depolarisation

1. Noun. A loss of polarity or polarization.

Exact synonyms: Depolarization
Generic synonyms: Change
Derivative terms: Depolarise, Depolarize



Definition of Depolarisation

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of depolarization) ¹

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Medical Definition of Depolarisation

1. The process or act of neutralising polarity, depriving of polarity, or the result of such action; reduction to an unpolarised condition. The reversal of the resting potential in excitable cell membranes when stimulated i.e., the tendency of the cell membrane potential to become positive with respect to the potential outside the cell. A positive shift in a cells resting potential (that is normally negative), thus making it numerically smaller and less polarized, for example 90mV to 50mV. Depolarisation of light, a change in the plane of polarization of rays, especially by a crystalline medium, such that the light which had been extinguished by the analyser reappears as if the polarization had been anulled. The word is inappropriate, as the ray does not return to the unpolarised condition. Origin: Cf. F. Depolarisation. (27 Oct 1998)

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Literary usage of Depolarisation

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1. The Electrical Engineer (1898)
"depolarisation of Mercury and Platinum Electrodes.—The following abstract of an article by Karl R. Klein appears in the Journal of the Chemical Society ..."

2. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1886)
"Between crossed Nicols depolarisation from strain is visible in the adjacent glass, the minute brushes of light being more intense about the points of the ..."

3. A Manual of Physics: Being an Introduction to the Study of Physical Science by William Peddie (1896)
"Jamin's experiments on this subject show that Brewster's ' depolarisation ' is really elliptical polarisation, and also show the nature of the variations of ..."

4. The Principles of Applied Electrochemistry by Arthur John Allmand (1912)
"depolarisation of Metal Deposition.—This takes place when the metal ... The extent to which this depolarisation occurs will depend essentially on the type ..."

5. The Principles of Applied Electrochemistry by Arthur John Allmand (1912)
"depolarisation of Metal Deposition.—This takes place when the metal ... The extent to which this depolarisation occurs will depend essentially on ihe type ..."

6. Cyaniding Gold and Silver Ores: A Practical Treatise; Embracing Technical by Henry Forbes Julian, Edgar Smart, A. W. Allen (1921)
"But when the solution is caused to flow past the polarised electrode, so as to produce a continued supply of oxygen molecules, a continued depolarisation ..."

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