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.
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
bi’po·lar’i·ty (-lār’ĭ-tē) n.
an unspecified part of the anatomy (usually used in the phrase You bet your (sweet) bippy). n.
a triangular prism with an apex angle slightly less than 180°: when illuminated by a point source of light it produces two overlapping beams that form an interference pattern on a screen. Historical Examples Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 6 Various noun a prism having a highly obtuse angle to facilitate beam splitting
a missile or rocket propellant, composed of fuel and oxidizer, the components of which are kept in separate compartments prior to combustion. noun a rocket propellant consisting of two substances, usually a fuel and an oxidizer Also called dipropellant Compare monopropellant