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polarity

Noun

1 a relation between two opposite attributes or tendencies; "he viewed it as a balanced polarity between good and evil" [syn: mutual opposition]
2 having an indicated pole (as the distinction between positive and negative electric charges); "he got the polarity of the battery reversed"; "charges of opposite sign" [syn: sign]

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English

Noun

  1. the separation, alignment or orientation of something into two opposed poles
  2. either of the two extremes of such attributes

Extensive Definition

Polarity may refer to:
polarity in German: Polarität
polarity in Spanish: Polaridad
polarity in Japanese: 極性

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