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Adjective: polar  pow-lu(r)
  1. Having a pair of equal and opposite charges
  2. Characterized by opposite extremes; completely opposed
    "polar points of view"; "extreme and indefensible polar positions";
    - diametric, diametrical, opposite
  3. Extremely cold
    "polar weather";
    - arctic, frigid, gelid, glacial, icy
  4. Being of crucial importance
    "the polar events of this study"; "a polar principal";
    - pivotal
  5. Located at, near or coming from the earth's poles
    "polar diameter"; "polar zone"; "a polar air mass"; "Antarctica is the only polar continent"
  6. Of or existing at or near a geographical pole or within the Arctic or Antarctic Circles
    "polar regions"

See also: Antarctic, Arctic, charged, circumpolar, cold, crucial, different, important, north-polar, south-polar

Antonym: equatorial

Encyclopedia: Polar, Wisconsin