Meaning of POLAR in English


/poh"leuhr/ , adj.

1. of or pertaining to the North or South Pole.

2. of or pertaining to the pole of any sphere, a magnet, an electric cell, etc.

3. opposite in character or action: The two have personalities that are polar.

4. capable of ionizing, as NaCl, HCl, or NaOH; electrolytic; heteropolar.

5. central; pivotal: the polar provision of the treaty.

6. analogous to the polestar as a guide; guiding: a polar precept.

[ 1545-55; polaris. See POLE 2 , -AR 1 ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .