AskDefine | Define bipolar

Dictionary Definition

bipolar adj
1 of or relating to manic depressive illness
2 of, pertaining to, or occurring in both polar regions; "the bipolar distribution of certain species"
3 having two poles [ant: unipolar]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Adjective

  1. Involving both extremes (poles) at the same time.
    A bipolar transistor uses both p-type and n-type semiconductors
  2. Referring to a person with bipolar disorder.
    She's bipolar, just avoid her when she's manic and she'll avoid you when she's depressed.

Translations

involving both poles
person with bipolar disorder

Extensive Definition

Bipolar is a term used to define things with two (usually opposing) poles. It can refer to:
In Medicine
In charitable organisation
MDF The BiPolar Organisation - A UK based charitable organisation
In Electronics and electrical engineering
In Science
In Mathematics
  • Polar set, sometimes called a bipolar set, is the polar of a polar set.
  • Bipolar coordinates, a type of orthogonal coordinates based on the Apollonian circles.
In Pop culture
bipolar in Danish: Bipolaritet
bipolar in German: Bipolar
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