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polar   (pō'lər)  Pronunciation Key 
  1. Relating to a pole, such as the pole of a magnet or one of the electrodes of an electrolytic cell.

  2. Relating to the North Pole or the South Pole of Earth, or analogous regions of another planet.

  3. Relating to a molecule or substance that has polar bonds.

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