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PO'LAR, adjective

1. Pertaining to the poles of the earth, north or south, or to the poles of artificial globes; situated near one of the poles; as polar regions; polar seas; polar ice or climates.

2. Proceeding from one of the regions near the poles, as polar winds.

3. Pertaining to the magnetic pole, or to the point to which the magnetic needle is directed.