polar: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (pō'lur), [key]
— adj.
  1. of or pertaining to the North or South Pole.
  2. of or pertaining to the pole of any sphere, a magnet, an electric cell, etc.
  3. opposite in character or action: The two have personalities that are polar.
  4. capable of ionizing, as NaCl, HCl, or NaOH; electrolytic; heteropolar.
  5. central; pivotal: the polar provision of the treaty.
  6. analogous to the polestar as a guide; guiding: a polar precept.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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