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Noun: dipole  'dI,pówl
  1. A pair of equal and opposite electric charges or magnetic poles separated by a small distance
  2. An aerial half a wavelength long consisting of two rods connected to a transmission line at the centre
    - dipole antenna
  3. Any object, or component of a field, having two extrema of opposite sign in opposite directions

Derived forms: dipoles

Type of: aerial, antenna, couple, transmitting aerial

Encyclopedia: Dipole