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bipolar

1. having two poles
2. relating to or found at the North and South Poles
3. (of a transistor) utilizing both majority and minority charge carriers
4. Psychiatry suffering from bipolar manic-depressive disorder

bipolar

[bī′pō·lər]
(science and technology)
Having two poles.
Capable of assuming positive or negative values, such as an electric charge, or pertaining to a quantity with this property, such as a bipolar transistor.

bipolar

(electronics)

bipolar

(communications)
In digital transmission, an electrical line signalling method where the mark value alternates between positive and negative polarities.

See also AMI.
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The outlines of an underlying bipolarity existed in the system with liberal France and Britain leading in the west and conservative Russia, Prussia, and Austria dominating the east.
The concern is that nations that have strong policy differences with the West will form informal cooperative relationships that eventually will lead to a new and dangerous bipolarity.
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It identifies the sources of their fear of exclusion from the benefits of alliance security: the long-standing condition of international anarchy and the new postwar features of bipolarity and nuclear weapons.
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Luxon's Platonic account of Calvinist ontology, on which he bases his arguments, misstates reformed theology by ignoring related Christian doctrines that comprise what reformers might have called "the whole counsel of God" - doctrines (like sanctification) that invest history with meaning and so complicate bipolarity.
Firstly, the former Soviet Union's disintegration has left a power vacuum, the corollary of which has been a movement from bipolarity to unipolarity.
However, neorealism drew on a single case of bipolarity to construct its theory.
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This bipolarity, both geographical and ideological, is evidenced also by the meager results of the other main political formations: the National Coalition of Independents (RNI) with 13 percent of the votes in the regional elections and the Popular Movement (MP) with 8.
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