[ bahy-poh-ler ]
/ baɪˈpoʊ lər /
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having two poles, as the earth.
of, relating to, or found at both polar regions.
characterized by opposite extremes, as two conflicting political philosophies.
Electronics. of or relating to a transistor that uses both positive and negative charge carriers.
Psychiatry. of, relating to, or having bipolar disorder: His wife is bipolar.
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OTHER WORDS FROM bipolarbi·po·lar·i·ty, nounbi·po·lar·i·za·tion, noun
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How to use bipolar in a sentence
Wignot also reveals that Ailey’s drive to succeed while upholding a certain image of himself led to a mental breakdown in the late ’70s along with a bipolar diagnosis.‘Ailey’ Gives Audiences A Glimpse Of the Renowned Choreographer Who Infused Memory Into Movement|Brande Victorian|February 1, 2021|Essence.com
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He said Christian had been struggling for months with depression and early symptoms of bipolar disorder.For months, he helped his son keep suicidal thoughts at bay. Then came the pandemic.|William Wan|November 23, 2020|Washington Post
He suffered from bipolar disorder and had to be open with his coaches and, later in his career, with the fans, about the fact that he really struggled with this.7 life lessons on leadership during COVID and beyond|Sponsored Content: Integrate|October 26, 2020|Search Engine Land
At its height, your own management career had the bipolarity of Cher on one side and Joan Rivers on the other.Billy Sammeth, the Manager Fired by Cher and Joan Rivers, Tells His Side of the Story|Kevin Sessums|February 14, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The theory of bipolarity receives no support from the study of the fishes.
British Dictionary definitions for bipolar
/ (baɪˈpəʊlə) /
having two polesa bipolar dynamo; a bipolar neuron
relating to or found at the North and South Poles
having or characterized by two opposed opinions, natures, etc
(of a transistor) utilizing both majority and minority charge carriers
suffering from bipolar manic-depressive disorder
Derived forms of bipolarbipolarity, noun
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Scientific definitions for bipolar
[ bī-pō′lər ]
Relating to or having two poles or charges.
Relating to a semiconductor device, such as a transistor, that exploits the electrical characteristics of contact between two substances, one with an inherent positive charge, the other with an inherent negative charge.
Relating to or involving both of the Earth's polar regions.
Relating to a neuron that has two processes or extremities.
Relating to bipolar disorder.
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