Bipolarity



having two poles, as the earth.
of, relating to, or found at both polar regions.
characterized by opposite extremes, as two conflicting political philosophies.
Electronics. of or relating to a transistor that uses both positive and negative charge carriers.
Psychiatry. of, relating to, or having bipolar disorder:
His wife is bipolar.
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Historical Examples

Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 3 Various

adjective
having two poles: a bipolar dynamo, a bipolar neuron
relating to or found at the North and South Poles
having or characterized by two opposed opinions, natures, etc
(of a transistor) utilizing both majority and minority charge carriers
suffering from bipolar manic-depressive disorder
n.
adj.

bi’po·lar’i·ty (-lār’ĭ-tē) n.
bipolar
(bī-pō’lər)

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