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bipolar

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adjective bi·po·lar \(ˌ)bī-ˈpō-lər\

Definition of bipolar

  1. 1 :  having or marked by two mutually repellent forces or diametrically opposed natures or views

  2. 2 a :  having or involving the use of two poles or polarities b :  relating to, being, or using a transistor in which both electrons and holes are utilized as charge carriers

  3. 3 :  relating to, associated with, or occurring in both polar regions <bipolar species of birds>

  4. 4 :  being, characteristic of, or affected with a bipolar disorder

bi·po·lar·i·ty play \ˌbī-pō-ˈler-ə-tē, -ˈla-rə-\ noun
bi·po·lar·i·za·tion play \(ˌ)bī-ˌpō-lə-rə-ˈzā-shən\ noun
bi·po·lar·ize play \(ˌ)bī-ˈpō-lə-ˌrīz\ transitive verb


1810

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1810


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bipolar

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adjective bi·po·lar \(ˈ)bī-ˈpō-lər\

Medical Definition of bipolar

  1. 1:  having or involving the use of two poles <bipolar encephalograph leads>

  2. 2of a neuron :  having an efferent and an afferent process

  3. 3:  being, characteristic of, or affected with a bipolar disorder <bipolar depression> <bipolar affectively ill patients>—compare unipolar 2




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