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po·lar·i·ty

 (pō-lăr′ĭ-tē, pə-)
n. pl. po·lar·i·ties
1. Intrinsic polar separation, alignment, or orientation, especially of a physical property: magnetic polarity; ionic polarity.
2. An indicated polar extreme: an electric terminal with positive polarity.
3. The possession or manifestation of two opposing attributes, tendencies, or principles: political polarity.

polarity

(pəʊˈlærɪtɪ)
n, pl -ties
1. the condition of having poles
2. (General Physics) the condition of a body or system in which it has opposing physical properties at different points, esp magnetic poles or electric charge
3. (General Physics) 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

po•lar•i•ty

(poʊˈlær ɪ ti, pə-)

n., pl. -ties.
1. Physics.
a. the property or characteristic that produces unequal physical effects at different points in a body or system, as a magnet or storage battery.
b. the positive or negative state in which a body reacts to a magnetic, electric, or other field.
2. the presence or manifestation of two opposite or contrasting principles or tendencies.
3. Ling. the positive or negative character of a word or other item in a language.
[1640–50]

po·lar·i·ty

(pō-lăr′ĭ-tē)
The condition of having poles or being aligned with or directed toward poles, especially magnetic or electric poles.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.polarity - a relation between two opposite attributes or tendenciespolarity - a relation between two opposite attributes or tendencies; "he viewed it as a balanced polarity between good and evil"
oppositeness, opposition - the relation between opposed entities
2.polarity - having an indicated pole (as the distinction between positive and negative electric charges); "he got the polarity of the battery reversed"; "charges of opposite sign"
oppositeness, opposition - the relation between opposed entities
positiveness, positivity - the character of the positive electric pole
negativeness, negativity - the character of the negative electric pole

polarity

noun opposition, contradiction, paradox, ambivalence, dichotomy, duality, contrariety the polarities of good and evil

polarity

noun
Translations

polarity

[pəʊˈlærɪtɪ] N
1. (Elec, Phys) → polaridad f
2. (frm) (fig) (between tendencies, opinions, people) → polaridad f

polarity

[pəʊˈlærɪti] n
(= gulf) → opposition f
polarity between → opposition entre
(= opposite) → dichotomie f

polarity

n (Phys, fig) → Polarität f

polarity

[pəʊˈlærɪtɪ] npolarità f inv

po·lar·i·ty

n. polaridad;
cualidad de poseer polos;
presentación de efectos opuestos en dos extremos o polos.
References in classic literature ?
It was perceptible, even there, in the dark old parlor, in the inevitable polarity with which his eyes were attracted towards the quivering play of sunbeams through the shadowy foliage.
The magnetism which arranges tribes and races in one polarity is alone to be respected; the men are steel- filings.
The LM74610-Q1 provides lower power consumption and heat in a compact solution size, making it well-suited for reverse polarity protection in high-current industrial power tool and automotive applications.
She introduces the process of mapping polarities through the dilemma of the polarity of helping students become responsible and providing support to ensure that they succeed, then examines four major education issues where polarities are involved: academic success and whole child success; teacher effectiveness through evaluation and professional development, the mastery of knowledge and problem solving in math, and standardization and customization of curriculum.
The sun's polar magnetic fields weaken, go to zero and then emerge again with the opposite polarity.
The Sun's magnetic field changes polarity approximately every 11 years, at the peak of each "solar cycle," the Mirror reported.
If a reversed polarity battery is installed in either transponder, NSN 5895-01-504-0407 or NSN 5895-01-539-9151, the negative voltage will cause permanent damage.
2-3), (7), (8), (17-28) Even airborne exposures to these unstable ionics and toxic information in water while showering or bathing may induce and promote cell polarity deficits that lead to prolonged inflammation, lymph, skin, and kidney disorders.
These findings may have diagnostic and therapeutic implications," particularly in defining manic predominance as the most frequently occurring polarity in inpatients with bipolar disorder, and in using a patient's temperament to differentiate unipolar from bipolar patients in a depressive episode, said Dr.
In such a context, we assign polarity to a word based on its frequency of usage.
Through the years, different methods regarding the type of polarity have been used in research studies; in some, constant positive or negative polarities were applied throughout the healing period [6-8].