Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having two poles; differentiated in respect to a pair of opposite directions, but not with respect to the difference between these directions: as, polarized light is dipolar.
  • Pertaining to two poles.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Having two poles, as a magnetic bar.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective physics having north and south magnetic poles
  • adjective physics ,(chemistry) possessing a dipole

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  • adjective having equal and opposite electric charges or magnetic poles having opposite signs and separated by a small distance

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Examples

  • A similar "dipolar" pattern existed in the 1930s when warm air from the North Atlantic pushed into the Arctic up to the North Latitude of 75 degrees, but today, the heat spreads through the entire Arctic.

    Russia Blog

  • We are all familiar with rod-shaped magnets: they are described as 'dipolar', with a north pole and a south pole, and the tendency to attract each other's opposite poles and repel similar poles.

    PhysOrg.com - latest science and technology news stories

  • A similar "dipolar" pattern existed in the 1930s when warm air from the North Atlantic pushed into the Arctic up to the North Latitude of 75 degrees, but today, the heat spreads through the entire Arctic.

    Sound Politics

  • A similar "dipolar" pattern existed in the 1930s when warm air from the North Atlantic pushed into the Arctic up to the North Latitude of 75 degrees, but today, the heat spreads through the entire Arctic.

    Sound Politics

  • A similar "dipolar" pattern existed in the 1930s when warm air from the North Atlantic pushed into the Arctic up to the North Latitude of 75 degrees, but today, the heat spreads through the entire Arctic.

    Russia Blog

  • This was the first evidence of an extremely important phenomenon that would later become known as dipolar giant nuclear resonance.

    Walther Bothe and the Physics Institute: the Early Years of Nuclear Physics

  • According to two separate NASA studies, one conducted by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and the other by the Langley Research Center, the oceans now appear to be heading into another natural periodic cooling phase within a typical 55- to 70-year dipolar warm/cool pattern.

    Hot Sensations Vs. Cold Facts

  • As a non-specialist in both science and philosophy, I found Arthur Peacocke's treatment of time very helpful - he sees God's relation to time as dipolar - God transcends and gives existence to time, but also interacts with created time, and does not know the future, except through probabilities, as it does not yet exist I am paraphrasing - probably poorly - as I do not have the text here with me.

    God and Time

  • According to two separate NASA studies, one conducted by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and the other by the Langley Research Center, the oceans now appear to be heading into another natural periodic cooling phase within a typical 55- to 70-year dipolar warm/cool pattern.

    Hot Sensations Vs. Cold Facts

  • According to two separate NASA studies, one conducted by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and the other by the Langley Research Center, the oceans now appear to be heading into another natural periodic cooling phase within a typical 55- to 70-year dipolar warm/cool pattern.

    Hot Sensations Vs. Cold Facts

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