mono·​pole | \ ˈmä-nə-ˌpōl How to pronounce monopole (audio) \

Definition of monopole

1 : a single positive or negative electric charge also : a hypothetical north or south magnetic pole existing alone
2 : a radio antenna consisting of a single often straight element

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That's basically what Gauss's Law for Magnetism says—that there's no such thing as a magnetic monopole. Rhett Allain, WIRED, "Get to Know Maxwell's Equations—You're Using Them Right Now," 6 Aug. 2019 Some materials, for example, harbor objects that act as magnetic monopoles — point-like magnets with a north pole but no south pole. Quanta Magazine, "‘Quantum Atmospheres’ May Reveal Secrets of Matter," 25 Sep. 2018 Magnetic monopoles may just help break the current logjam in particle physics. Adam Hadhazy, Discover Magazine, "Scientists Hunt for A Seeming Paradox: A Magnet With Only One Pole," 13 Nov. 2018 The telecommunications counsel is calling for a monopole tower. Peter Marteka, Courant Community, "Monopine Or Monopole For South Glastonbury's Cavanna Farm?," 4 July 2018 The attorneys argued the village acted unlawfully when the village board denied the conditional-use permit to build a 120-foot monopole cellular tower near Fire Station No. 3, W140 N7501 Lilly Road. Tyler Langan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "U.S. Cellular sues Menomonee Falls over cell tower denial," 23 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of monopole

1937, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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