unipolar definition

  • adjective:
    • Having, acting by means of, or generated by one magnetized or electric pole.
    • Biology Having a single fibrous process. Used of a neuron.
    • Having just one pole
    • Having, or acting in the shape of, one pole only.
    • Having but one pole or process; -- applied to those ganglionic neurological cells which have but one radiating process; -- against multipolar.
    • having just one pole
  • others:
    • In electrical energy, regarding a unipolar or nonpolar electric device, which, a device where armature rotates in a. consistent magnetized field. Unipolar electric generators require high speeds and so are not used ahead of the development regarding the steam-turbine.
    • Exhibiting one sort of polarity.
    • In biology, having just one pole, as a nerve-cell or a rete: correlated with bipolar, multipolar.

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