Polarity



[poh-lar-i-tee, puh-] /poʊˈlær ɪ ti, pə-/

noun
1.
Physics.

2.
the presence or manifestation of two opposite or contrasting principles or tendencies.
3.
Linguistics.

/pəʊˈlærɪtɪ/
noun (pl) -ties
1.
the condition of having poles
2.
the condition of a body or system in which it has opposing physical properties at different points, esp magnetic poles or electric charge
3.
the particular state of a part of a body or system that has polarity: an electrode with positive polarity
4.
the state of having or expressing two directly opposite tendencies, opinions, etc
n.

1640s, originally of magnets, from polar + -ity.

polarity po·lar·i·ty (pō-lār’ĭ-tē, pə-)
n.

polarity
(pō-lār’ĭ-tē)
The condition of having poles or being aligned with or directed toward poles, especially magnetic or electric poles.

Tagged:

Read Also:

  • Polarising

    [poh-luh-rahyz] /ˈpoʊ ləˌraɪz/ verb (used with object), polarized, polarizing. 1. to cause in. 2. to divide into sharply opposing factions, political groups, etc.: The controversy has polarized voters into proabortion and antiabortion groups. 3. to give to. verb (used without object), polarized, polarizing. 4. to become polarized. /ˈpəʊləˌraɪz/ verb 1. to acquire or cause to […]

  • Polarizable

    [poh-luh-rahyz] /ˈpoʊ ləˌraɪz/ verb (used with object), polarized, polarizing. 1. to cause in. 2. to divide into sharply opposing factions, political groups, etc.: The controversy has polarized voters into proabortion and antiabortion groups. 3. to give to. verb (used without object), polarized, polarizing. 4. to become polarized. /ˈpəʊləˌraɪz/ verb 1. to acquire or cause to […]



  • Polarization

    [poh-ler-uh-zey-shuh n] /ˌpoʊ lər əˈzeɪ ʃən/ noun 1. a sharp division, as of a population or group, into opposing factions. 2. Optics. a state, or the production of a state, in which rays of light or similar radiation exhibit different properties in different directions. Compare , , . 3. Electricity. 4. the production or acquisition […]

  • Polarization-charge

    noun, Electricity. 1. any electric charge that is bound to an atom or molecule (opposed to ).



Disclaimer: Polarity definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.