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dipole

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noun di·pole \ˈdī-ˌpōl\

Definition of dipole

  1. 1 a :  a pair of equal and opposite electric charges or magnetic poles of opposite sign separated especially by a small distance b :  a body or system (as a molecule) having such charges or poles

  2. 2 :  a radio antenna consisting of two horizontal rods in line with each other with their ends slightly separated

di·po·lar play \ˈdī-ˌpō-lər, ˌdī-ˈpō-\ adjective



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dipole

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noun di·pole \ˈdī-ˌpōl\

Medical Definition of dipole

  1. 1:  a pair of equal and opposite electric charges or magnetic poles of opposite sign separated by a small distance

  2. 2:  a body or system (as a molecule) having such charges




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  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "dipole" Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about "dipole"


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