Definition of polar:
- Of or pertaining to one of the poles of the earth, or of a sphere; situated near, or proceeding from, one of the poles; as, polar regions; polar seas; polar winds.
- Of or pertaining to the magnetic pole, or to the point to which the magnetic needle is directed.
- Pertaining to, reckoned from, or having a common radiating point; as, polar coordinates.
- The right line drawn through the two points of contact of the two tangents drawn from a given point to a given conic section. The given point is called the pole of the line. If the given point lies within the curve so that the two tangents become imaginary, there is still a real polar line which does not meet the curve, but which possesses other properties of the polar. Thus the focus and directrix are pole and polar. There are also poles and polar curves to curves of higher degree than the second, and poles and polar planes to surfaces of the second degree.
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Now, the Polar Sea, and many other things, far nearer and dearer, had been forced into uneasy forgetfulness; and Arnfinn was once more with her, no longer a child, and no longer appealing to her for aid and sympathy; man enough, apparently, to have outgrown his boyish needs and still boy enough to be ashamed of having ever had them.- "Tales From Two Hemispheres", Hjalmar Hjorth Boysen.
We had a fire burning near us, its red light flickering over the wild scene; the sky with its milky- way over our heads, and the polar star in the direction of England, fixed in its well- known place.- "Byeways in Palestine", James Finn.
He also asked me to spare Bowers from mine if I thought I could make the return journey of 750 miles short- handed- this, of course, I consented to do, and so little Bowers left us to join the Polar party.- "South with Scott", Edward R. G. R. Evans.