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bi·po·lar

 (bī-pō′lər)
adj.
1. Relating to or having two poles or charges.
2. Relating to a device capable of using two polarizations, such as a transistor that uses positive and negative charge carriers.
3. Relating to or involving both of the earth's polar regions.
4. Having two opposite or contradictory ideas or natures: the bipolar world of the postwar period.
5. Biology Having two poles or opposite extremities: a bipolar neuron.
6. Psychiatry Of, relating to, or having bipolar disorder.
n.
Informal A person with bipolar disorder.

bi′po·lar′i·ty (-lăr′ĭ-tē) n.
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bipolar

(baɪˈpəʊlə)
adj
1. (General Physics) having two poles: a bipolar dynamo; a bipolar neuron.
2. (Physical Geography) relating to or found at the North and South Poles
3. having or characterized by two opposed opinions, natures, etc
4. (Electronics) (of a transistor) utilizing both majority and minority charge carriers
5. (Pathology) suffering from bipolar manic-depressive disorder
bipoˈlarity n
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bi•po•lar

(baɪˈpoʊ lər)

adj.
1. having two poles, as the earth.
2. of, pertaining to, or found at both polar regions.
3. characterized by opposite extremes.
4. of or pertaining to a transistor that uses both positive and negative charge carriers.
[1800–10]
bi`po•lar′i•ty, n.
bi•po`lar•i•za′tion, n.
bi•po′lar•ize`, v.t. -ized, -iz•ing.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.bipolar - of or relating to manic depressive illness
2.bipolar - of, pertaining to, or occurring in both polar regionsbipolar - of, pertaining to, or occurring in both polar regions; "the bipolar distribution of certain species"
3.bipolar - having two polesbipolar - having two poles      
unipolar - having a single pole
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Translations

bipolar

[baɪˈpəʊləʳ]
A. ADJbipolar
B. CPD bipolar disordertrastorno m bipolar
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bipolar

[baɪˈpəʊlər] adj [system, situation] → bipolairebipolar disorder n (PSYCHOLOGY, PSYCHIATRY)troubles mpl bipolaires
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bipolar

adj bipolar
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Bacteria showed characteristic bipolar staining with Gram's staining.
When Gram stain was performed, it was found to be Gram-negative coccobacillus that also took bipolar staining (Fig.
A gram-negative rod with bipolar staining was isolated from a specimen of that patient's blood.