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polarity

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noun po·lar·i·ty \pō-ˈler-ə-tē, pə-, -ˈla-rə-\

Simple Definition of polarity

  • : a state in which two ideas, opinions, etc., are completely opposite or very different from each other

  • physics : the condition of having positive and negative charges and especially magnetic or electrical poles

Full Definition of polarity

plural po·lar·i·ties

  1. 1 :  the quality or condition inherent in a body that exhibits opposite properties or powers in opposite parts or directions or that exhibits contrasted properties or powers in contrasted parts or directions :  the condition of having poles

  2. 2 :  attraction toward a particular object or in a specific direction

  3. 3 :  the particular state either positive or negative with reference to the two poles or to electrification

  4. 4 a :  diametrical opposition b :  an instance of such opposition

Examples of polarity

  1. <the polarity of the candidates' views on the issue means that the voters have a clear choice to make>



1646

First Known Use of polarity

1646

Rhymes with polarity


Medical Dictionary

polarity

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noun po·lar·i·ty \pō-ˈlar-ət-ē, pə-\

Medical Definition of polarity

plural po·lar·i·ties

  1. 1:  the quality or condition inherent in a body that exhibits contrasting properties or powers in contrasting parts or directions

  2. 2:  attraction toward a particular object or in a specific direction

  3. 3:  the particular state either positive or negative with reference to the two poles or to electrification





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