Polarization

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Used to describe increasing gaps in political ideas, often causing social tensions. SlideThe debate highlighted the polarization between the two political parties.
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Ensure context aligns with social or political divisions to use this term appropriately. SlidePolarization is evident in discussions about healthcare reform.
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When used in social contexts, it implies strong, possibly negative emotions and conflict. SlideSocial media often contributes to the polarization of public opinion.