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 Dictionary entry overview: What does bipolar mean? 

BIPOLAR (adjective)
  The adjective BIPOLAR has 3 senses:

1. of or relating to manic depressive illness
2. of, pertaining to, or occurring in both polar regions
3. having two poles

  Familiarity information: BIPOLAR used as an adjective is uncommon.

 Dictionary entry details 

BIPOLAR (adjective)

Sense 1bipolar [BACK TO TOP]


Of or relating to manic depressive illness

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)


manic depressive illness (a mental disorder characterized by episodes of mania and depression)

Sense 2bipolar [BACK TO TOP]


Of, pertaining to, or occurring in both polar regions

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Context example:

the bipolar distribution of certain species


polar (located at or near or coming from the earth's poles)

Sense 3bipolar [BACK TO TOP]


Having two poles


Janus-faced (having or concerned with polarities or contrasts)


unipolar (having a single pole)

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