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nonpolar

[ non-poh-ler ]
/ nɒnˈpoʊ lər /
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adjective Physical Chemistry.

containing no permanently dipolar molecules; lacking a dipole.

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Origin of nonpolar

First recorded in 1890–95; non- + polar
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