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Noun: polarity  pu'ler-u-tee or pow'ler-u-tee [N. Amer], pu'la-ru-tee or pow'la-ru-tee [Brit]
  1. A relation between two opposite attributes or tendencies
    "he viewed it as a balanced polarity between good and evil";
    - mutual opposition
  2. Having an indicated pole (as the distinction between positive and negative electric charges)
    "he got the polarity of the battery reversed";
    - sign

Derived forms: polarities

Type of: oppositeness, opposition

Encyclopedia: Polarity