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1. Physics A pair of separated electric charges or magnetic poles, of equal magnitude but of opposite sign or polarity.
2. Chemistry A molecule having two such charges or poles.
3. Electronics An antenna, usually fed from the center, consisting of two equal rods extending outward in a straight line.
1. (General Physics) two electric charges or magnetic poles that have equal magnitudes but opposite signs and are separated by a small distance
2. (General Physics) a molecule in which the centre of positive charge does not coincide with the centre of negative charge
3. (Telecommunications) Also called: dipole aerial a directional radio or television aerial consisting of two equal lengths of metal wire or rods, with a connecting wire fixed between them in the form of a T
1. a pair of electric charges or magnetic poles of equal magnitude and opposite sign, set a finite distance apart.
2. a polar molecule.
3. Also called di′pole anten′na. an antenna of a transmitter or receiving set consisting of two equal rods extending in opposite direction from the connection to the lead-in wire.
1. A pair of equal and opposite electric charges or magnetic poles, separated by a small distance.
2. A molecule having two such charges or poles.
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|Noun||1.||dipole - a pair of equal and opposite electric charges or magnetic poles separated by a small distance|
couple - (physics) something joined by two equal and opposite forces that act along parallel lines
magnetic dipole - a dipole with opposing magnetic poles
|2.||dipole - an aerial half a wavelength long consisting of two rods connected to a transmission line at the center|