monopole

noun

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

Examples of monopole in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Grapes for this delightful wine are sourced from vines planted in the 4.5-acre monopole owned by the Gelin family and are now more than 60 years old. Mike Desimone and Jeff Jenssen, Robb Report, 19 Jan. 2023 Rather than growing in size within our Universe, the expanding monopole would bend spacetime within the accelerator to create a tiny wormhole tunnel leading to a separate region of space. Zeeya Merali, Discover Magazine, 19 June 2017 The quandary of the elusive magnetic monopole goes back more than 150 years. Adam Hadhazy, Discover Magazine, 13 Nov. 2018 So a latticework steel tower or a sleek monopole mast with an array of rectangular antenna panels clustered at its top can elicit powerful responses. Steven Jones, The Conversation, 22 Aug. 2022 The experiment had recorded a single signal: one corresponding almost exactly to the signal a magnetic monopole ought to produce. Ethan Siegel, Forbes, 3 Sep. 2021 This puzzle was known as the monopole problem, and was one of the three main motivations for cosmic inflation. Ethan Siegel, Forbes, 3 Sep. 2021 The monopole problem: if the Universe got arbitrarily hot in the past, there should be high-energy relics from that very early state still remaining in our Universe, but none have ever been observed. Ethan Siegel, Forbes, 6 July 2021 Since construction began in January 2019, a large signal bridge, or monopole, has also been installed at the intersection, where several traffic lights once stood. Dallas News, 10 Aug. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1937, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of monopole was in 1937

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“Monopole.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/monopole. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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