nonpolar

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

containing no permanently dipolar molecules; lacking a dipole.

Nearby words

  1. nonplus,
  2. nonplused,
  3. nonplussed,
  4. nonpoint,
  5. nonpoisonous,
  6. nonpolitical,
  7. nonpolluting,
  8. nonporous,
  9. nonpositive,
  10. nonpracticing

Origin of nonpolar

First recorded in 1890–95; non- + polar

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Word Origin and History for non-polar

non-polar

adj.

also nonpolar, 1892, from non- + polar.

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