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polaradjective

uk   /ˈpəʊ.lər/  us   /ˈpoʊ.lɚ/
(Definition of polar from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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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 ​oppositecharges: 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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