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POLARITY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does polarity mean? 

POLARITY (noun)
  The noun POLARITY has 2 senses:

1. a relation between two opposite attributes or tendencies
2. having an indicated pole (as the distinction between positive and negative electric charges)

  Familiarity information: POLARITY used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


POLARITY (noun)


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Meaning:

A relation between two opposite attributes or tendencies

Classified under:

Nouns denoting relations between people or things or ideas

Synonyms:

mutual opposition; polarity

Context example:

he viewed it as a balanced polarity between good and evil

Hypernyms ("polarity" is a kind of...):

oppositeness; opposition (the relation between opposed entities)


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Meaning:

Having an indicated pole (as the distinction between positive and negative electric charges)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting relations between people or things or ideas

Synonyms:

polarity; sign

Context examples:

he got the polarity of the battery reversed / charges of opposite sign

Hypernyms ("polarity" is a kind of...):

oppositeness; opposition (the relation between opposed entities)

Attribute:

electropositive; positive (having a positive electric charge)

electronegative; negative (having a negative electric charge)

electroneutral; neutral (having no net electric charge; not electrified)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "polarity"):

positiveness; positivity (the character of the positive electric pole)

negativeness; negativity (the character of the negative electric pole)


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