homopolar

[hoh-muh-poh-ler, hom-uh-]

adjective Chemistry.

of uniform polarity; not separated or changed into ions; not polar in activity.
Electricity. unipolar(def 1).

Nearby words

  1. homoplastic,
  2. homoplastic graft,
  3. homoplasty,
  4. homoplasy,
  5. homoploid,
  6. homopolymer,
  7. homopteran,
  8. homopterous,
  9. homorganic,
  10. homoromantic

Origin of homopolar

First recorded in 1880–85; homo- + polar

Related formsho·mo·po·lar·i·ty [hoh-muh-poh-lar-i-tee, hom-uh-] /ˌhoʊ mə poʊˈlær ɪ ti, ˌhɒm ə-/, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for homopolar

homopolar

adjective

chem of uniform charge; not ionic; covalenta homopolar bond
Derived Formshomopolarity (ˌhəʊməʊpəʊˈlærɪtɪ, ˌhɒm-), noun

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