from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having or conceiving multiple centers of power or influence: a multipolar world; a multipolar approach to foreign policy.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Having more than two poles
- adj. Having multiple centres of political or military influence
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having many poles; in Anat., designating specif. a nerve cell which has several dendrites.
- adj. Having, or pertaining to, many poles, as a field magnet or armature of a dynamo, or a dynamo having such a field magnet or (sometimes) armature.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having many poles, as a nerve-cell or a dynamo: opposed to unipolar, bipolar. See cut under cell, 5.
- n. An electromagnetic machine in which several magnetic poles are used or exist. Also called multiple pole.
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