polarity


po·lar·i·ty

noun \pō-ˈler-ə-tē, pə-, -ˈla-rə-\

: 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

plural po·lar·i·ties

Full Definition of POLARITY

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
:  attraction toward a particular object or in a specific direction
3
:  the particular state either positive or negative with reference to the two poles or to electrification
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>

First Known Use of POLARITY

1646

Other Physics Terms

amplitude, centrifugal, centripetal, convection, gradient, hysteresis, kinetic, lase, quantum

Rhymes with POLARITY

po·lar·i·ty

noun \pō-ˈlar-ət-ē, pə-\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural po·lar·i·ties

Medical Definition of POLARITY

1
: the quality or condition inherent in a body that exhibits contrasting properties or powers in contrasting parts or directions
2
: attraction toward a particular object or in a specific direction
3
: the particular state either positive or negative with reference to the two poles or to electrification

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