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POLARITY (Lat. polaris, poles, pole)

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Originally appearing in Volume V21, Page 932 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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POLARITY (Lat. polaris, poles, pole), having two poles or parts at which certain properties are the opposite to one another, as in a :magnet the ends of which have opposite magnetic characters. The act of producing polarity is termed polarization. For electrolytic polarization see BATTERY and ELECTROLYSIS, and for optical see POLARIZATION OF LIGHT below.
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