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"polar" in British English

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polaradjective

uk   /ˈpəʊ.lər/  us   /ˈpoʊ.lɚ/

polar adjective (PLACE)

relating to the ​North or ​SouthPole or the ​areas around them: the polar ​icecaps

polar adjective (OPPOSITE)

Polar ​opposites are ​completeopposites: The ​noveldeals with the polar ​opposites of ​love and ​hate.
(Definition of polar from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"polar" in American English

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polaradjective

 us   /ˈpoʊ·lər/

polar adjective (OF A PLACE)

[not gradable] of or near the ​area around the most ​northern or most ​southernpoints of the ​earth: the polar ​icecap a polar ​expedition

polar adjective (OF ELECTRICITY)

relating to either of the two ​ends of a ​magnet or two ​parts of a battery (= ​device that ​produceselectricity) which have ​opposite charges : fig. The play’s ​maincharacters are polar opposites (= They are ​completelyopposite). chemistry Polar also ​describes a ​substance whose molecules have ​oppositepositive and ​negativepoles
(Definition of polar from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “polar”
in Arabic قُطْبي…
in Korean 북극/남극의…
in Portuguese polar…
in Catalan polar…
in Japanese (北極・南極の)極地の…
in Chinese (Simplified) 地方, 两极的, 近两极的…
in Turkish kutup, kutba ait…
in Russian полярный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 地方, 兩極的, 近兩極的…
in Italian polare…
in Polish polarny…
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