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adjective Chemistry.
  1. polar(def 4).
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Origin of heteropolar

First recorded in 1895–1900; hetero- + polar
Related formshet·er·o·po·lar·i·ty [het-uh-roh-poh-lar-i-tee] /ˌhɛt ə roʊ poʊˈlær ɪ ti/, noun
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Examples from the Web for heteropolar

Historical Examples of heteropolar

  • The fundamental “electromotive-force equation” of the heteropolar alternator can now be given a more definite form.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 9


  • Its application to the multipolar machine is easily followed from fig. 9, which illustrates the heteropolar type of dynamo.

British Dictionary definitions for heteropolar


  1. a less common word for polar (def. 5a)
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Derived Formsheteropolarity (ˌhɛtərəʊpəʊˈlærɪtɪ), noun
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