Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of an electric generator that produces alternating current
  • adj. Formed by ions of opposite charge

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having polar correspondence to something other than itself.
  • In morphology, having unequal or dissimilar poles: said of the figures called stauraxonia heteropola. See stauraxonia.

Etymologies

hetero- +‎ polar (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Maximizing the advantages and capably advocating the shared interests, policies and values of one Europe in a competitive and heteropolar world will require that priority attention and adequate resources be directed towards:

    FPIF Latest Content

  • Bombs and guns, generals and admirals will have a place, but they won't determine the way forward for Europe in a heteropolar world.

    FPIF Latest Content

  • As the erstwhile global village goes heteropolar, it is coming to resemble something akin to a patchwork of gated communities surrounded by seething seas of shantytowns.

    Embassy

  • We are entering a heteropolar world, with new national, multinational, non-state, and cultural actors who can magnify their influence through networks of global media.

    Watson Institute for International Studies News

  • personally i favor heteropolar over multipolar, as multipolar carries the assumption that states remain the sole actors in the system, an assumption that i think should be discarded.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » What Happens in a Multipolar World?

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