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n. - An aerial half a wavelength long consisting of two rods connected to a transmission line at the center; A pair of equal and opposite electric charges or magnetic poles separated by a small distance.

Usage examples (35)
  • If there is no external field we call the dipole permanent, written as pperm.
  • The most familiar example of a dipole is a magnet.
  • Such a directional pattern is called dipole, or figure-of-eight.
  • A common magnet has two poles and is called a dipole, one with four poles, a quadrupole, one with six, a hexapole etc. for more
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