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