a.1.Pertaining to, or exhibiting, poles; having a polar arrangement or disposition; arising from, or dependent upon, the possession of poles or polar characteristics; as, polaristic antagonism.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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It is disconcerting that only three weeks were taken for our legislators to swing back from a polaristic standpoint.
Zavarzadeh modified Frye's "polaristic" directional model by arguing that every narrative has a particular "angle of reference," a particular vector along a spectrum from completely "fictive" to completely "factual" (54, 77-78): "The nonfiction novel has the shapeliness of fiction and the authority of reality usually reserved for factual narrative but transcends both, becoming the concrete narrative correlative for the fictuality of the present times" (57).
For other sources of Jung's notion of polarity see William Willeford, 'Jung's polaristic thought in its historical setting', Analytische Psychologie, 6 (1975).