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Definition of polar adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1connected with, or near the North or South Pole the polar regions polar ice polar explorers
  2. 2(technology) connected with the pole (= the positive and negative ends) of a magnet polar attraction
  3. 3(formal) used to describe something that is the complete opposite of something else The parents' position is often the polar opposite of the child's.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: polar

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