Definitions for POLARˈpoʊ lər
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
of or pertaining to the North or South Pole.
Category: Geography (terms)
of or pertaining to any pole, as of a sphere, a magnet, or an electric cell.
Category: Electricity and Magnetism
opposite in character or action.
capable of ionizing, as NaCl, HCl, or NaOH; electrolytic.
analogous to the polestar as a guide; guiding:
a polar precept.
Origin of polar:
1545–55; < ML
having a pair of equal and opposite charges
diametric, diametrical, opposite, polar(adj)
characterized by opposite extremes; completely opposed
"in diametric contradiction to his claims"; "diametrical (or opposite) points of view"; "opposite meanings"; "extreme and indefensible polar positions"
located at or near or coming from the earth's poles
"polar diameter"; "polar zone"; "a polar air mass"; "Antarctica is the only polar continent"
of or existing at or near a geographical pole or within the Arctic or Antarctic Circles
arctic, frigid, gelid, glacial, icy, polar(adj)
"an arctic climate"; "a frigid day"; "gelid waters of the North Atlantic"; "glacial winds"; "icy hands"; "polar weather"
being of crucial importance
"a pivotal event"; "Its pivotal location has also exposed it to periodic invasions"- Henry Kissinger; "the polar events of this study"; "a polar principal"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
relating to the North or South Pole
of, relating to, measured from, or referred to a geographic pole (the North Pole or South Pole)
of an orbit that passes over, or near, one of these poles
having a dipole; ionic
of a coordinate system, specifying the location of a point in a plane by using a radius and an angle
Having but two possible answers, yes and no.
Origin: From polāris
of or pertaining to one of the poles of the earth, or of a sphere; situated near, or proceeding from, one of the poles; as, polar regions; polar seas; polar winds
of or pertaining to the magnetic pole, or to the point to which the magnetic needle is directed
pertaining to, reckoned from, or having a common radiating point; as, polar coordinates
the right line drawn through the two points of contact of the two tangents drawn from a given point to a given conic section. The given point is called the pole of the line. If the given point lies within the curve so that the two tangents become imaginary, there is still a real polar line which does not meet the curve, but which possesses other properties of the polar. Thus the focus and directrix are pole and polar. There are also poles and polar curves to curves of higher degree than the second, and poles and polar planes to surfaces of the second degree
Translations for POLAR
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
of the earth's North or South Pole or the region around it
the polar ice-cap; the polar region.
- polarPortuguese (BR)
- שֶׁל הַקוֹטֶבHebrew
- polarni, suprotanCroatian
- heimskauts-, pól-Icelandic
- poliarinis, ašigalioLithuanian
- polārs; pola-Latvian
- polar-, pol-Norwegian
- polarny, podbiegunowyPolish
- полярный; полюсныйRussian
- polar, pol-Swedish
- kutba aitTurkish
- 北極的，南極的，地極的Chinese (Trad.)
- полюсний, полярнийUkrainian
- thuộc địa cựcVietnamese
- 北极的，南极的，地极的Chinese (Simp.)
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