Definition of unipolar
1 : having or oriented in respect to a single pole: such asa : having or involving the use of a single magnetic or electrical poleb : based on or controlled by a single factor or view China mistrusts a unipolar, U.S.-dominated world. — Thomas A. Stewart
2 : not accompanied by episodes of mania unipolar depression; also : relating to, affected with, or being a mood disorder in which there are only episodes of depression or rarely only episodes of mania unipolar patients
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Perhaps a unipolar planet can survive an American global strike arsenal.
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Medical Definition of unipolar
1: involving or being an electrode or lead attached to the surface of a bodily site (as the chest) for recording the difference in electrical potential between the site and that of another electrode or lead having zero potential
2of a neuron : having but one process
3: relating to or being a manic-depressive disorder in which there is a depressive phase only unipolar depression—compare bipolar
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