adjective Date: 1896 1. of a motor or generator using or producing direct current without the use of commutators 2. of or relating to a union of atoms of like polarity ; nonionic

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  • homopolar — homopolarity /hoh meuh poh lar i tee, hom euh /, n. /hoh meuh poh leuhr, hom euh /, adj. Chem. 1. of uniform polarity; not separated or changed into ions; not polar in activity. 2. Elect. unipolar (def. 1). [1880 85; HOMO + POLAR] * * * …   Universalium

  • homopolar — adjective Having symmetrically equal distribution of polarity …   Wiktionary

  • homopolar — ► adjetivo QUÍMICA Se aplica a la molécula que tiene los átomos con enlace de covalencia. * * * ► adjetivo ELECTRICIDAD Díc. de las máquinas que tienen un circuito magnético con un flujo único y unidireccional. ► QUÍMICA Díc. del enlace químico… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • homopolar — ho|mo|po|lar: agnetisch gleichpolig (auf elektrische Maschinen bezogen) …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • homopolar — adjective having equal or unchanging polarity …   English new terms dictionary

  • homopolar — homo·polar …   English syllables

  • homopolar — /hoʊmoʊˈpoʊlə/ (say hohmoh pohluh) adjective of uniform polarity; not ionised …   Australian English dictionary

  • homopolar — adj. 1 electrically symmetrical. 2 Electr. (of a generator) producing direct current without the use of commutators. 3 Chem. (of a covalent bond) in which one atom supplies both electrons …   Useful english dictionary

  • Homopolar generator — A homopolar generator is a DC electrical generator comprising an electrically conductive disc rotating in a plane perpendicular to a uniform static magnetic field. A potential difference is created between the center of the disc and the rim, the… …   Wikipedia

  • Homopolar motor — A homopolar motor has a magnetic field along the axis of rotation and an electric current that at some point is not parallel to the magnetic field. The name homopolar refers to the absence of polarity change.DescriptionMoving electric charges (an …   Wikipedia

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