What is the name of the quantity P ?

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What is the name of the quantity "P"?

I tried to learn Electric Displacement "D". I think I have fairly understood it. But there's one thing that is nagging me. The quantity "P".

On the link - http://www.daviddarling.info/encyclopedia/E/electric_displacement.html" [Broken] - I read the equation : D = ε0E + P. In this what does "P" stand for?

Please help.

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-sgsawant
 
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It's usually called the Polarization or the Polarization vector.
 
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Thanks!
 

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