homopolar

adjective

ho·​mo·​po·​lar ˌhō-mə-ˈpō-lər How to pronounce homopolar (audio)
ˌhä-
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

Word History

First Known Use

1896, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of homopolar was in 1896

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“Homopolar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/homopolar. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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