Definition of multipolar
1 : having several poles a multipolar generator multipolar mitoses
2 : having several dendrites multipolar neurons
3 : characterized by more than two centers of power or interest a multipolar world
multipolarityplay \-pō-ˈla-rə-tē\ noun
Recent Examples of multipolar from the Web
The Arab Gulf monarchies can be expected to pursue closer ties with these powers, making the Gulf look more like a multipolar system than at any point since the end of the Cold War.
Others lament that a US turning away from its traditional leadership role would not simply result in a more multipolar world, but would undermine the pillars on which American security and prosperity were built over the past 70 years.
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Origin and Etymology of multipolar
International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1858See Words from the same year
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