from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having, acting by means of, or produced by a single magnetic or electric pole.
- adj. Biology Having a single fibrous process. Used of a neuron.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Having a single pole
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having, or acting by means of, one pole only.
- adj. Having but one pole or process; -- applied to those ganglionic nerve cells which have but one radiating process; -- opposed to multipolar.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In electricity, pertaining to a unipolar or nonpolar electric machine, that is, a machine in which the armature rotates in a. uniform magnetic field. Unipolar electric generators require high speeds and therefore were not used before the advent of the steam turbine.
- Exhibiting one kind of polarity.
- In biology, having a single pole, as a nerve-cell or a rete: correlated with bipolar, multipolar.
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- adj. having a single pole
uni- + polar (Wiktionary)