dipole

Definitions

General Science

  • noun two equal and opposite magnetic poles or electrical charges that are only a short distance apart

Electronics

  • Two opposite charges of equal magnitude separated by a very small distance. Also, a body, such as a molecule, containing such charges. Also called doublet (1), electric dipole, or electric doublet.
  • Two equal magnetic poles with opposite polarity separated by a very small distance. Also called doublet (2), magnetic dipole, or magnetic doublet.
  • synonymdoublet
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