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Definition of Polar


  1. Of or pertaining to one of the poles of the earth, or of a sphere; situated near, or proceeding from, one of the poles; as, polar regions; polar seas; polar winds.
  2. Of or pertaining to the magnetic pole, or to the point to which the magnetic needle is directed.
  3. Pertaining to, reckoned from, or having a common radiating point; as, polar coordinates.
  4. The right line drawn through the two points of contact of the two tangents drawn from a given point to a given conic section. The given point is called the pole of the line. If the given point lies within the curve so that the two tangents become imaginary, there is still a real polar line which does not meet the curve, but which possesses other properties of the polar. Thus the focus and directrix are pole and polar. There are also poles and polar curves to curves of higher degree than the second, and poles and polar planes to surfaces of the second degree.

Polar Quotations

When we save the rain forest, the polar bear, and Al Gore, we should party so hard that Canada calls the cops on us for noise.
Paula Poundstone

Rising sea levels, severe draughts, the melting of the polar caps, the more frequent and devastating natural disasters all raise demand for humanitarian assistance and disaster relief.
Leon Panetta

He who exercises government by means of his virtue may be compared to the north polar star, which keeps its place and all the stars turn towards it.

We need to save the Arctic not because of the polar bears, and not because it is the most beautiful place in the world, but because our very survival depends upon it.
Lewis Gordon Pugh

I was always kind of serious. It's nice to be able to play a complete bad boy who's the polar opposite to who I am.
Colin O'Donoghue
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Polar Translations

polar in Dutch is polair
polar in German is entgengesetzt
polar in Italian is polare
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