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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Having, acting by means of, or produced by a single magnetic or electric pole.
  • adjective Biology Having a single fibrous process. Used of a neuron.
  • adjective Medicine Relating to or being a mood disorder that includes depression and not mania or hypomania.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In electricity, pertaining to a unipolar or nonpolar electric machine, that is, a machine in which the armature rotates in a. uniform magnetic field. Unipolar electric generators require high speeds and therefore were not used before the advent of the steam turbine.
  • Exhibiting one kind of polarity.
  • In biology, having a single pole, as a nerve-cell or a rete: correlated with bipolar, multipolar.

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

  • adjective (Physics) Having, or acting by means of, one pole only.
  • adjective (Anat.) Having but one pole or process; -- applied to those ganglionic nerve cells which have but one radiating process; -- opposed to multipolar.
  • adjective (Elec.) induction, as in a conducting circuit, by only one pole of a magnet.
  • adjective (Physiol.) the simulation sometimes produced when one electrode of an induction apparatus is applied to a nerve; -- called also unipolar induction action.

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  • adjective Having a single pole

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective having a single pole

Etymologies

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uni- +‎ polar

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