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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.
POLARITY, or action and reaction, we meet in every part of nature; in darkness and light; in heat and cold; in the ebb and flow of waters; in male and female; in the inspiration and expiration of plants and animals; in the equation of quantity and quality in the fluids of the animal body; in the systole and diastole of the heart; in the undulations of fluids, and of sound; in the centrifugal and centripetal gravity; in electricity, galvanism, and chemical affinity.
A new study by Sandra Iden and colleagues at CECAD (Cluster of Excellence for Aging Research at the University of Cologne) describes how polarity regulators control cellular mechanics in the skin.
Other elements to be looked for include break in the secondary wiring of current or voltage transformers, polarity error in the secondary wiring, phase reversal in the secondary wiring and installation direction of current transformer incorrectly set in relay.
'I have read that things that happen to a person depend on which polarity of energy he/she is attracted to-either positive or negative.
A close look at the 16,000-year-long data revealed that during the period, the polarity flipped just within a couple of centuries some 98,000 years ago.
In use, a card would be swiped through a reader that contained permanent magnets arranged to cause polarity flips in the Wiegand wires.
* The polarity. An underlying polarity to this challenge is the necessity to attend to both formal (e.g., emails, meetings) and informal communication (e.g., IM, GTalk, texting).
This volume collects 17 articles on the molecular mechanisms involved in establishing and maintaining cell polarity, as well as their relevance for human disorders, focusing on eukaryotes and epithelial cells and how polarity mechanisms facilitate the development of their apical and basolateral surfaces, tube formation, exchange of waste and nutrients, and the generation and maintenance of specialized structures at the cell surface.
Without disassembling the connector and requires no special skill or training, the fiber polarity and pin reconfiguration of MTP[R] PRO fiber assemblies can be performed easily in the field.
However, at higher temperatures, the changes in position of titanium atoms mostly are random, which results in the polarity disappearing.