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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 explanation lies in the gradual way that the magnetic field changes polarity, Landgraf says.
21] Second, we reverse the polarity for every other pulse through the same winding, which cancels any small motion that may result from the first pulse.
In principle statolith sedimentation might be transduced into a new alignment of cell polarity in two ways.
She asserts that the revaluation of the male and female spheres influenced the evolution of left-right polarity, weighting it with moral meaning.
By affecting the progenitor cells' so-called polarity scientists can control their conversion into beta cells.
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Transitions in the polarity of relaxors seem disorderly, which would make them difficult to control.
Couples I counsel are in fact a lot like magnets: When aligned north to south, their opposing polarity inspires an irresistible connection.
According to Gladwell "the human brain functions in polarity and struggles to compute unity.
One of the most widely known topological descriptors is Wiener polarity index.