7. polarity

image of polarity, as described in a rose compass

polarity:

(8 letters – 4 syllables)
(scrabble score – 13)
First known Use: 1646

polarity:

Full Definition of polarity
plural polarities
1
:  the quality or condition inherent in a body that exhibits opposite properties or powers in opposite parts or directions or that exhibits contrasted properties or powers in contrasted parts or directions :  the condition of having poles
2
:  attraction toward a particular object or in a specific direction
3
:  the particular state either positive or negative with reference to the two poles or to electrification
4
a :  diametrical opposition
b :  an instance of such opposition
(Merriam-Webster)
a state in which two ideas, opinions, etc., are completely opposite or very different from each other
physics : the condition of having positive and negative charges and especially magnetic or electrical poles

noun plural -ties
1. the condition of having poles
2. the condition of a body or system in which it has opposing physical properties at different points, esp magnetic poles or electric charge
3. the particular state of a part of a body or system that has polarity ⇒ an electrode with positive polarity
4. the state of having or expressing two directly opposite tendencies, opinions, etc
(Collins)

1 | noun | a relation between two opposite attributes or tendencies
2 | noun | having an indicated pole (as the distinction between positive and negative electric charges)
(WolframAlpha)

Mathematics:

Polarity

A projective correlation of period two. In a polarity, a is called the polar of A, and A the inversion pole a.

Weisstein, Eric W. “Polarity.” From MathWorld–A Wolfram Web Resource

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Universality of polarity:
Few concepts can be found as consistently and in such diffuse subjects, as the concept of polarity. It exists in physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics, geography, and human psychology. Esotericists site the Law of Polarity as one of 7 principles or Laws of the Universe.

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