Meaning of DIPOLE in English

— dipolar , adj.

/duy"pohl'/ , n.

1. Physics , Elect. a pair of electric point charges or magnetic poles of equal magnitude and opposite signs, separated by an infinitesimal distance.

2. Physical Chem. a polar molecule.

3. Also called dipole antenna . Radio, Television. an antenna of a transmitter or receiving set consisting of two equal rods extending in opposite direction from the connection to the lead-in wire.

[ 1910-15; DI- 1 + POLE 2 ]

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