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Dictionary definition for: Polar

1. (s) having a pair of equal and opposite charges

2. (s) 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"

3. (a) 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"

4. (a) of or existing at or near a geographical pole or within the Arctic or Antarctic Circles; "polar regions"

5. (s) extremely cold; "an arctic climate" "a frigid day" "gelid waters of the North Atlantic" "glacial winds" "icy hands" "polar weather"

6. (s) 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"

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