Meaning of right circular in English:

right circular


  • 1Physics
    (of polarization) circular with a clockwise rotation of the electric field vector when viewed in the direction of travel.

  • 2Mathematics
    (of a cone or cylinder) having a cross-section that is a circle, and an axis passing through the centre of the circle at right angles to it.


Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Edinburgh Journal Science.