Definition of heteropolar in English:


Line breaks: het¦ero|polar
Pronunciation: /ˌhɛtərəʊˈpəʊlə


chiefly Physics
  • 1Characterized by opposite or alternating polarity.
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    • All cells in the colony are heteropolar, and all setae are directed toward one end of the chain.
    • Valves bilaterally symmetrical, isopolar and circular, or heteropolar and subcircular or ± elliptical, with one pole smoothly rounded and the other very slightly pointed.
    • A typical heteropolar magnetic bearing system is shown in the figure below.
  • 1.1(Especially of an electric motor) with an armature passing north and south magnetic poles alternately.

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