Examples of polarity in a Sentence
the polarity of the candidates' views on the issue means that the voters have a clear choice to make
Recent Examples of polarity from the Web
Divided government has remained common since the 1992 election, but its polarity has reversed.
The question is whether the polarity is out of balance—too strong on the negative side of the equation.
The world is not facing a clash of civilizations or cultures, but a clash between those who want to build bridges and those who would rather see the world in polarities, who are working hard to spread hatred and divide us.
From time to time during the life of our planet, roughly once every half-million years, a curious thing occurs: its geomagnetic field reverses, such that the North Pole and the South Pole swap polarities.
Yet the polarities of gender exist in one complicated body.
All that was required was to thread the wires through the holes and carefully solder them into place (making sure to get the polarity correct!).
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First Known Use of polarity
Synonymscontrariness, oppositeness, opposition, contrariety
Related Wordscontradictoriness; antipode, antithesis; disparateness, disparity, dissimilarity, divergence, unlikeness; inequality; conflict, disagreement, discrepancy, variance; incompatibility, incongruence, incongruity, incongruousness
Near Antonymsagreement, alikeness, conformity, congruity, correspondence, likeness, parallelism, resemblance, similarity, similitude; analogousness; correlation, relationship
POLARITY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of polarity for English Language Learners
: a state in which two ideas, opinions, etc., are completely opposite or very different from each other
physics : the condition of having positive and negative charges and especially magnetic or electrical poles
medical Definition of polarity
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