- 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.
- (of words, phrases, or sentences) positive or negative character.
- polar opposition.
Origin of polarity
Related Words for polarityviolation, antithesis, resistance, competition, counteraction, defense, brush, clash, combat, contest, engagement, disapproval, grapple, fray, contrariety, war, conflict, contention, repugnance, antagonism
Examples from the Web for polarity
Contemporary Examples of polarity
In 2000, Hirdt reasoned, Al Gore won the popular vote but lost in the Electoral College, reversing the polarity of the rule.Redskins Rule Election Predictor: Obama’s Going to Lose the Election
November 5, 2012
The polarity of opinion only gets more pronounced when the focus shifts to the meaning of the ending.Shutter Island: Masterpiece or Dud?
February 25, 2010
Historical Examples of polarity
But you said the polarity couldn't be that of a magnet; then what?
If so, it was by a reversal of polarity through an act of will.
His polarity had changed: his electricity was no longer negative, but positive.A Summer Evening's Dream
But if this be the case, how are we to conceive the physical mechanism of this polarity?
The polarity of magnetism and electricity also appealed to the senses.