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ˈpoʊ lərpo·lar

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. polaradjective

    having a pair of equal and opposite charges

  2. 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"

  3. polaradjective

    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"

  4. polaradjective

    of or existing at or near a geographical pole or within the Arctic or Antarctic Circles

    "polar regions"

  5. arctic, frigid, gelid, glacial, icy, polaradjective

    extremely cold

    "an arctic climate"; "a frigid day"; "gelid waters of the North Atlantic"; "glacial winds"; "icy hands"; "polar weather"

  6. pivotal, polaradjective

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. polaradjective

    of, relating to, measured from, or referred to a geographic pole (the North Pole or South Pole)

    Etymology: From polāris

  2. polaradjective

    of an orbit that passes over, or near, one of these poles

    Etymology: From polāris

  3. polaradjective

    having a dipole; ionic

    Etymology: From polāris

  4. polaradjective

    of a coordinate system, specifying the location of a point in a plane by using a radius and an angle

    Etymology: From polāris

  5. polaradjective

    Having but two possible answers, yes and no.

    Etymology: From polāris

Webster Dictionary

  1. Polaradjective

    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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. polaire. See Pole of the earth.]

  2. Polaradjective

    of or pertaining to the magnetic pole, or to the point to which the magnetic needle is directed

    Etymology: [Cf. F. polaire. See Pole of the earth.]

  3. Polaradjective

    pertaining to, reckoned from, or having a common radiating point; as, polar coordinates

    Etymology: [Cf. F. polaire. See Pole of the earth.]

  4. Polarnoun

    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.]

Freebase

  1. Polar

    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

  1. Polar

    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. polarispolus, a pole.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of polar in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of polar in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of polar in a Sentence

  1. Coast Guard:

    The seas of Antarctica are treacherous and unforgiving, this incident is a sobering reminder of the importance of the U.S. icebreaker fleet as we see increased human activity in the polar regions.

  2. President Obama:

    Alaska’s National Wildlife refuge is an incredible place -- pristine, undisturbed, it supports caribou and polar bears, all manner of marine life, countless species of birds and fish, and for centuries it supported many Alaska native communities. But it’s very fragile.

  3. Ian Crawford:

    If you're just interested in platinum group elements, you would probably go and mine the asteroids, on the other hand, if going to the moon for scavenging polar volatiles, rare earth elements … then the impact sites of crashed asteroids could offer an added bonus.

  4. Lisa Baraff:

    It could be a combination of the government shutdown thing, plus some concerns that are very real, such as the potential for impacts to polar bears.

  5. Torstein Christiansen:

    And we don't have polar bears.

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