[ mon-uh-pohl ]

Words Nearby monopole Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use monopole in a sentence

  • Michael made an excellent meal, which he washed down with a bottle of Heidsieck's dry monopole.

    The Wrong Box | Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne
  • He shouted for a half-of-bitter with the solemnity of one who commands that two bottles of dry monopole be put on the ice.

    Nights in London | Thomas Burke

British Dictionary definitions for monopole


/ (ˈmɒnəˌpəʊl) /

  1. a magnetic pole considered in isolation

  2. Also called: magnetic monopole a hypothetical elementary particle postulated in certain theories of particle physics to exist as an isolated north or south magnetic pole

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Scientific definitions for monopole


[ mŏnə-pōl′ ]

  1. The minimal region for which lines of force, as from an electric or magnetic field, either all enter or all leave the region. Particles with electric charge, such as electrons, are monopoles; though magnetic fields can behave as if generated by sets of monopoles (as in the case of magnetic dipoles), it is not known whether isolable magnetic monopoles exist.

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