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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 po·lar·i·ty /poˈlærəti, pə-/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 po·lar·i·ty /poˈlærətɪ, pə-/ 名詞

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary

 極性 PO

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Po·lar·i·ty n.
 1. Physics That quality or condition of a body in virtue of which it exhibits opposite, or contrasted, properties or powers, in opposite, or contrasted, parts or directions; or a condition giving rise to a contrast of properties corresponding to a contrast of positions, as, for example, attraction and repulsion in the opposite parts of a magnet, the dissimilar phenomena corresponding to the different sides of a polarized ray of light, etc.
 2. Geom. A property of the conic sections by virtue of which a given point determines a corresponding right line and a given right line determines a corresponding point. See Polar, n.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a relation between two opposite attributes or tendencies;
           "he viewed it as a balanced polarity between good and
           evil" [syn: mutual opposition]
      2: having an indicated pole (as the distinction between
         positive and negative electric charges); "he got the
         polarity of the battery reversed"; "charges of opposite
         sign" [syn: sign]