[ poh-lar-i-tee, puh- ]
/ poʊˈlær ɪ ti, pə- /
- the property or characteristic that produces unequal physical effects at different points in a body or system, as a magnet or storage battery.
- the positive or negative state in which a body reacts to a magnetic, electric, or other field.
the presence or manifestation of two opposite or contrasting principles or tendencies.
- (of words, phrases, or sentences) positive or negative character.
- polar opposition.
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Related formsnon·po·lar·i·ty, noun
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Examples from the Web for non-polarity
He therefore subsequently abandoned it, and maintained the non-polarity of the diamagnetic force.Faraday As A Discoverer|John Tyndall
British Dictionary definitions for non-polarity
/ (pəʊˈlærɪtɪ) /
noun plural -ties
the condition of having poles
the condition of a body or system in which it has opposing physical properties at different points, esp magnetic poles or electric charge
the particular state of a part of a body or system that has polarityan electrode with positive polarity
the state of having or expressing two directly opposite tendencies, opinions, etc
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Medicine definitions for non-polarity
[ pō-lăr′ĭ-tē, pə- ]
The property of having two opposite poles, such as those possessed by a magnet, or of having opposite properties or characteristics.
The direction or orientation of positivity relative to negativity.
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Science definitions for non-polarity
[ pō-lăr′ĭ-tē ]
The condition of having poles or being aligned with or directed toward poles, especially magnetic or electric poles.
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