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homopolar

[hoh-muh-poh-ler, hom-uh-] /ˌhoʊ məˈpoʊ lər, ˌhɒm ə-/
adjective, Chemistry.
1.
of uniform polarity; not separated or changed into ions; not polar in activity.
2.
Electricity. unipolar (def 1).
Origin of homopolar
1880-1885
First recorded in 1880-85; homo- + polar
Related forms
homopolarity
[hoh-muh-poh-lar-i-tee, hom-uh-] /ˌhoʊ mə poʊˈlær ɪ ti, ˌhɒm ə-/ (Show IPA),
noun
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British Dictionary definitions for homopolar

homopolar

/ˌhəʊməʊˈpəʊlə/
adjective
1.
(chem) of uniform charge; not ionic; covalent: a homopolar bond
Derived Forms
homopolarity (ˌhəʊməʊpəʊˈlærɪtɪ; ˌhɒm-) noun
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