Associations to the word «Polar»


POLAR, adjective. Of, relating to, measured from, or referred to a geographic pole (the North Pole or South Pole)
POLAR, adjective. Of an orbit that passes over, or near, one of these poles
POLAR, adjective. (chemistry) having a dipole; ionic
POLAR, adjective. (mathematics) of a coordinate system, specifying the location of a point in a plane by using a radius and an angle
POLAR, adjective. (linguistics) (of a question) Having but two possible answers, yes and no.
POLAR ANTONYM, noun. (semantics) gradable antonym
POLAR BEAR, noun. (zoology) A very large bear found in the Arctic Circle, white in appearance and very furry.
POLAR BEAR DIP, noun. An outdoor swim in the middle of winter, often through ice.
POLAR BEARS, noun. Plural of polar bear
POLAR BODIES, noun. Plural of polar body
POLAR BODY, noun. (biology) One of the small cells that are by-products of the meiosis that forms an egg.
POLAR CAP, noun. (planetology) A high-latitude region of a celestial body that is covered by ice.
POLAR CAPS, noun. Plural of polar cap
POLAR CIRCLE, noun. Any of the two parallels of the Earth located at the latitude of 66° 33′ 44″ N and 66° 33′ 44″ S.
POLAR COD, noun. A north Atlantic fish of the family Gadidae (cod, haddock, whitings and pollock), Boreogadus saida.
POLAR CONE, noun. (linear algebra) Relative to a set S in Rn, the set of points y such that the inner product of x and y is not positive for any point x in S.
POLAR CONES, noun. Plural of polar cone
POLAR COORDINATES, noun. (mathematics) The coordinates of a point in a plane, measured as its Cartesian distance from the origin and the angle measured anticlockwise/counterclockwise from the x-axis to a line joining the point to the origin.
POLAR COORDINATES, noun. (mathematics) The coordinates of a point in three-dimensional space, measured as its Cartesian distance from the origin, the angle measured from the z-axis to a line joining the point to the origin, and the angle measured anticlockwise from the x-axis to this line.
POLAR COVALENT BOND, noun. (chemistry) A covalent bond in which the electrons are not shared equally, giving the bond some ionic character
POLAR COVALENT BONDS, noun. Plural of polar covalent bond
POLAR EQUATION, noun. (mathematics) An equation defining a curve in terms of radius and angle.
POLAR FLEECE, noun. A soft napped insulating fabric made from polyethylene terephthalate or other synthetic fiber.
POLAR FOX, noun. The arctic fox (Alopex lagopus).
POLAR FOXES, noun. Plural of polar fox
POLAR ICE, noun. Permanent sea ice found in the Arctic and Antarctic
POLAR MOMENT OF INERTIA, noun. (engineering) A measure of a body's resistance to twisting; a measure of torsional strength.
POLAR MOMENTS OF INERTIA, noun. Plural of polar moment of inertia
POLAR NIGHT, noun. A period of darkness that occurs in winter in polar regions north from the Arctic Circle and south from the Antarctic Circle, and during which the sun stays below the horizon.
POLAR NIGHTS, noun. Plural of polar night
POLAR OPPOSITE, noun. The complete opposite, opposite in every way.
POLAR OPPOSITES, noun. Plural of polar opposite
POLAR QUESTION, noun. (linguistics) A question which has only two possible responses: yes (affirmative) or no (negative).
POLAR QUESTIONS, noun. Plural of polar question
POLAR STAR, noun. Alternative form of pole star
POLAR STRATOSPHERIC CLOUD, noun. (meteorology) A relatively rare type of clouds that occurs high in the stratosphere; polar stratospheric clouds often resemble mother-of-pearl as they shine in vivid colours, known as irisation
POLAR VORTEX, noun. A large-scale cyclone located in the middle and upper troposphere and stratosphere that surround the polar highs and lie in the wake of the polar front.
POLAR WANDER, noun. The motion of a pole in relation to a fixed frame of reference.

Dictionary definition

POLAR, adjective. Having a pair of equal and opposite charges.
POLAR, adjective. Characterized by opposite extremes; completely opposed; "in diametric contradiction to his claims"; "diametrical (or opposite) points of view"; "opposite meanings"; "extreme and indefensible polar positions".
POLAR, adjective. Located at or near or coming from the earth's poles; "polar diameter"; "polar zone"; "a polar air mass"; "Antarctica is the only polar continent".
POLAR, adjective. Of or existing at or near a geographical pole or within the Arctic or Antarctic Circles; "polar regions".
POLAR, adjective. Extremely cold; "an arctic climate"; "a frigid day"; "gelid waters of the North Atlantic"; "glacial winds"; "icy hands"; "polar weather".
POLAR, adjective. Being of crucial importance; "a pivotal event"; "Its pivotal location has also exposed it to periodic invasions"- Henry Kissinger; "the polar events of this study"; "a polar principal".

Wise words

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Martin Luther King Jr.