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polar opposition

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n polar opposition an opposition that can be graded between two extremes or poles
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Usage

In literature:

ANTHE`LIA, luminous rings witnessed in Alpine and Polar regions, seen round the shadow of one's head in a fog or cloud opposite the sun.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
Its defects and merits are, both, the polar opposites of those of China.
"Ten Great Religions" by James Freeman Clarke
For these opposites I hold to be correlative and polaric, each required by the other.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 12, No. 72, October, 1863" by Various
The ring remains polarized and inert until an opposite flow of current be sent through.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 711, August 17, 1889" by Various
The two are connected with opposite polarity, or so that the two e.m.f.s oppose one another.
"The Working of Steel" by Fred H. Colvin
Walking wide, like the polar bear, we crept after, and without further incident reached the opposite side of the lead.
"A Negro Explorer at the North Pole" by Matthew A. Henson
No; it was a faculty in polar opposition to the true faculty of conversation.
"The Posthumous Works of Thomas De Quincey, Vol. II (2 vols)" by Thomas De Quincey
Opposite me sat a man who had faced death with Scott on the Polar expedition.
"Some Naval Yarns" by Mordaunt Hall
An insulator between plates of opposite polarity; usually of wood, rubber or combination of both.
"The Automobile Storage Battery" by O. A. Witte
No Security man was stationed opposite the mouth of the axis tube at the south polar lock.
"Where I Wasn't Going" by Walt Richmond
Socialists and Anarchists then are polar opposites.
"Twentieth Century Socialism" by Edmond Kelly
The late Prof. Clerk-Maxwell defined polarization as a state in which the opposite sides of each element are in opposite states.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 648, June 2, 1888." by Various
Instinct may be compared to polarity in magnetism, according to which opposites are attracted.
"A Review of the Systems of Ethics Founded on the Theory of Evolution" by C. M. Williams
At one point is situated a polar body and usually at the pole opposite to it a corresponding prominence.
"The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume 1" by Francis Maitland Balfour
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In news:

Tine Klint, managing director of Copenhagen-based sales house LevelK, said, "The film follows Ronal, a real wuss -- the polar opposite of all the muscular barbarians in his village".
The polar opposite of sports cars, commercial trucks are common, unglamorous vehicles.
On the debut album by his band Mystery Palace, he holds his entire universe up to a funhouse mirror that transforms all things—including those he can't see or touch—into their polar opposites.
The fight in the maritime satcom sector is somewhat analogous to the one fought by Apple and Microsoft in the early '80s: two tech companies, polar-opposite philosophies and a raging battle for market share.
Taking the stage after tour mates Municipal Waste, Birmingham, England's Napalm Death played polar opposite to its Black stage predecessors.
Lie the polar opposite feelings—of.
In his last project, Ernest Borgnine played a grumpy old man, bitter for never achieving fame the polar opposite of the actor's long-enduring reality in the Hollywood spotlight.
Senator Schilling would be Kennedy's polar opposite .
At the urging of a federal judge, two sides with polar opposite views of posting the Ten Commandments in a public school will try mediation in search of a compromise.
What makes this quite ironic is that I am the polar opposite of handy.
Egyptian opposition leaders rejected a national dialogue on Friday that had been proposed by the Islamist president as a way out of a crisis that has polarized the nation and provoked deadly clashes in the streets.
What has brought these polar opposites to the same table, so to speak, is the horse meat industry.
Some might considered them polar opposites.
Hank, a yellow Lab, was his polar opposite.
So he started Polar Running Adventures, his company that organizes races on opposite poles .
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In science:

In the SM, where λγ ≈ −1, the asymmetry is (33 ± 5)% and the polarization signature is unambiguous: in B− and ¯B 0 decays the photon prefers to be emitted in the hemisphere of ~pslow × ~pfast, while in B+ and B 0 it is more likely to be emitted in the opposite hemisphere.
P and CP violation in B physics
The polarization of both beams can be further used to produce interactions with the same (Jz = 0) or opposite (Jz = 2) photon helicities, useful e.g. for Higgs studies.
Physics at a gamma gamma, e gamma and e-e- Option for a Linear Collider
This surprising statement consist in noticing that the transaction in question is made only if the traders have opposite polarizations (and even that is not a guarantee of the accomplishment).
Quantum Game Theory in Finance
Schematic illustration of the simultaneous observability of rays from opposite sides of the polar cap, via magnetospher ic refraction.
Radio Pulsars
As the X + is formed with two heavy holes of opposite spin (i.e., mh = +3/2 and mh = −3/2 respectively), the electron-hole exchange cancels in this charged exciton complex, so that the polarization of the charged excitons reflects the spin relaxation τe of the electron only.
Exciton Spin Dynamics in Semiconductor Quantum Wells
The maximal polarization we have obtained is approximately 1 % of the total nuclear polarization, and its direction being opposite the external magnetic field corresponds to cooling of the nuclei.
Dynamic nuclear polarization using a single pair of electrons
The decays B 0 → F γ and B 0 → F γ produce photons with opposite helicities, and since the polarization is, in principle, observable, these final states cannot interfere.
Averages of b-hadron and c-hadron Properties at the End of 2007
Large polar spots can be explained as the consequence of flux tube instability in the tachocline while anti-solar but terfly diagrams could indicate a meridional flow pattern opposite to that of the Sun.
The rotation-magnetic field relation
Clearly, for all a ∈ |T |, we have pU (σ(a)) = ¬pT (a) since an action can only interact with an action of the opposite polarity.
Quantitative testing semantics for non-interleaving
As the protons travel around the ring, a sequence of pairs of opposite-polarity (focussing and defocussing) quadrupole magnets prevents the beam from blowing up and confines it within the beampipe.
The super-LHC
Note that in this case the length of any edge of P is 1, since each edge of the cube joins a vertex of S with a vertex of S (cid:5) and no edge of P joins polar opposite vertices.
Regular Polyhedra of Index Two, I
It is clearly seen that while for the cascade starting from the S biexciton, the emission of the exciton is “bunched” for co-linear polarizations and “anti-bunched” for cross-linear polarizations, the exact opposite happens for the cascade starting from the T0 biexciton.
Radiative cascade from quantum dot metastable spin-blockaded biexciton
The pT -dependence can be interpreted in terms of different TMD-widths resulting from the different orbital motion of quarks polarized in the direction of the proton spin, and opposite to it.
Spin Physics: Session Summary
We note that the opposite signs of the u/d and s quark polarizing FFs used here arise naturally to ensure that ¯Λ polarization in pp collisions is consistent with zero .
Test of the Universality of Naive-time-reversal-odd Fragmentation Functions
The above expression shows that the maximum polarization is controlled by two quantities with opposite effects.
The Polarization Signature of Extrasolar Planets Transiting Cool Dwarfs
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