Definition of dipole
1a : a pair of equal and opposite electric charges or magnetic poles of opposite sign separated especially by a small distanceb : a body or system (such as a molecule) having such charges or poles
2 : a radio antenna consisting of two horizontal rods in line with each other with their ends slightly separated
dipolarplay \ˈdī-ˌpō-lər, ˌdī-ˈpō-\ adjective
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The one problem with magnets over electric charges is that magnets come in dipoles.
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Origin and Etymology of dipole
International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1912See Words from the same year
Medical Definition of dipole
1: a pair of equal and opposite electric charges or magnetic poles of opposite sign separated by a small distance
2: a body or system (as a molecule) having such charges
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