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Definitions for polar
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having a pair of equal and opposite charges
diametric, diametrical, opposite, polaradjective
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, polaradjective
"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"
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.
Etymology: From polāris
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Found near the pole; lying near the pole; issuing from the pole.
Etymology: polaire, Fr. from pole.
As when two polar winds, blowing adverse
Upon the Cronian sea, together drive
Mountains of ice. John Milton, Par. Lost, b. x.
If any suffer on the polar coast,
The rage of Arctos, and eternal frost. Matthew Prior.
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
Etymology: [Cf. F. polaire. See Pole of the earth.]
Polar, or K, is Kjetil Dale Sagstad, a Norwegian electronic music artist. He is originally from Meland in Norway, and grew up with his former musical partner Teebee. Together he started Subtitles Recordings, which Teebee now runs by himself. He currently lives in Bergen. Labels: Certificate 18, Subtitles Recordings, Breakbeat Science, Levitated, Moving Shadow, R&S Records, Beatservice, Rugged Vinyl, Warm Communications, Fenetik, FAT! Records, Metaformal
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
pō′lar, adj. pertaining to, or situated near, either of the poles: pertaining to the magnetic poles: having a common meeting-point.—n. (geom.) the line joining the points of contact, of tangents drawn to meet a curve from a point called the pole of the line.—ns.pl. Pōlar-co-or′dinates, co-ordinates defining a point by means of a radius vector and the angle which it makes with a fixed line through the origin; Pō′lar-for′ces, forces that act in pairs and in different directions, as in magnetism.—n. Polarim′eter, the polariscope.—adj. Polarī′sable, capable of polarisation.—ns. Polarisā′tion (opt.), a particular modification of rays of light, by the action of certain media or surfaces, so that they cannot be reflected or refracted again in certain directions: state of having polarity; Polar′iscope, an instrument for polarising light, and analysing its properties.—v.t. Pō′larise, to give polarity to.—ns. Pō′lariser, that which polarises or gives polarity to; Polar′ity, state of having two opposite poles: a condition in certain bodies according to which their properties arrange themselves so as to have opposite powers in opposite directions, as in a magnet with its two poles.—Polar bear, a large white bear found in the Arctic regions; Polar circle, a parallel of latitude encircling each of the poles at a distance of 23° 28′ from the pole—the north polar being called the arctic, the south the antarctic, circle; Polar lights, the aurora borealis or australis. [L. polaris—polus, a pole.]
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Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Polar is ranked #71042 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Polar surname appeared 275 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Polar.
33% or 91 total occurrences were White.
29.8% or 82 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
21% or 58 total occurrences were Black.
11.2% or 31 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
2.9% or 8 total occurrences were of two or more races.
1.8% or 5 total occurrences were Asian.
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The numerical value of polar in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of polar in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Examples of polar in a Sentence
Polar bears have been the iconic symbol for warming of the Arctic and the loss of sea ice, we're hoping that what's happened high up on Mount Everest more challenging will be another iconic call and demonstration.
Speaking of poison, unlike processed food, which is bad to consume, art should be the polar opposite: it should be over-processed to the point of being dangerous. To be deemed subversive, and intriguing to the eye and intellect, it must induce some form and degree of disruption. In that perspective, art is always safe, despite of idiotic censorship, as long as you don't eat it.”
Safety comes first, even before the eclipse, we need to take care of people. It's terribly cold in March and we have the challenge with polar bears.
The Inuit living in Canada, for example, is a culture based on sea ice, they get their food by hunting seals and polar bears from sea ice, or fishing from sea ice. When the sea ice is disappearing that's not possible, so the whole culture is being lost.
Although still reasonably strong, the pace of growth has slowed for three successive months, taking it down to the slowest since January, when business was hit by extreme weather arising from the Polar Vortex. This time, there was little anecdotal evidence from companies of the weather affecting business.
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Translations for polar
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- polusa, polaraEsperanto
- polaarinen, polaari, napa, napa-, napaseutu-, napaseudunFinnish
- polala, polaraIdo
- по́люсный, поля́рныйRussian
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