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polar diagram Line breaks: polar dia|gram

Definition of polar diagram in English:


chiefly Physics & Electronics
A diagram in which a point of origin is surrounded by a curve whose radius at any given point is proportional to the magnitude of some property measured in the direction of that point. Polar diagrams are often used to depict the directional sensitivity of aerials and microphones.

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