homopolar

adjective ho·mo·po·lar \ ˌhō-mə-ˈpō-lər , ˌhä- \

Definition of homopolar

1 of a motor or generator : using or producing direct current without the use of commutators
2 : of or relating to a union of atoms of like polarity : nonionic

First Known Use of homopolar

1896

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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