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polarity

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Electricity
polaritypo‧lar‧i‧ty /pəˈlærəti/ noun (plural polarities) [countable, uncountable]  1 formalOPPOSITE/REVERSE a state in which people, opinions, or ideas are completely different or opposite to each otherpolarity between the polarity between the intellect and the emotions2 technicalHPE the state of having either a positive or negative electric charge
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polarityUnderneath the circle were the words interaction, search for truth, and polarity / duality.Western cultures, structured around polarity and hierarchy, promote competition and conformity.To explain the intellectual polarities by reference to historical contingencies is not necessarily to explain them away.Privacy is a type of information that has its polarity reversed.Superimposed on this group size factor are the effects of polarity and the intrinsic flexibility of the pendant group itself.Each spectacle lens then filters one image out, based on its color or polarity.It is the height of folly to expect the old left-right polarities to define us as this century ends.Hopefully the book will help you not only to identify the polarities but also to see the means of fruitful reconciliation.polarity betweenThere is a growing polarity between the workers and the management.
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