polar

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1po·lar

adjective \ˈpō-lər\

: of or relating to the North or South Pole or the region around it

: completely different or opposite

: relating to one or both of the poles of a magnet

Full Definition of POLAR

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a :  of or relating to a geographic pole or the region around it
b :  coming from or having the characteristics of such a region
c (1) :  passing over a celestial body's north and south poles <a satellite in a polar orbit>
(2) :  traveling in a polar orbit <a polar satellite>
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:  of or relating to one or more poles (as of a magnet)
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:  serving as a guide <a polar principle> <a polar theory>
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:  diametrically opposite <polar positions on the issue>
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:  exhibiting polarity; especially :  having a dipole or characterized by molecules having dipoles <a polar solvent>
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:  resembling a pole or axis around which all else revolves :  pivotal <polar events>
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:  of, relating to, or expressed in polar coordinates <polar equations>; also :  of or relating to a polar coordinate system

Examples of POLAR

  1. They took polar positions on the issue.
  2. She and I are good friends even though we're polar opposites.

Origin of POLAR

New Latin polaris, from Latin polus pole
First Known Use: 1551

2polar

noun

Definition of POLAR

:  a straight line related to a point; specifically :  the straight line joining the points of contact of the tangents from a point exterior to a conic section

First Known Use of POLAR

1848

po·lar

adjective \ˈpō-lər\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of POLAR

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: of or relating to one or more poles (as of a spherical body)
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: exhibiting polarity; especially : having a dipole or characterized by molecules having dipoles <a polar solvent>
3
: being at opposite ends of a spectrum of symptoms or manifestations <polar types of leprosy>

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