1. Obe krajnje tačke na simetričnoj osi lopte, npr. Zemlje, oko koje se okreće: krajnja tačka Zemljine ose prema severu zove se severni ili arktički pol (l. polus arcticus), a prema jugu južni ili antarktički pol (l. polus antarcticus).
2. Svaka od dveju suprotnih tačaka, tj. suprotni kraj nečega;
3. Deo električne mašine na koji se obično stavljaju krajevi voda (grč.)
ETYM Old Fren. genre, gendre (with excrescent d.), French genre, from Latin genus, generis, birth, descent, race, kind, gender, from the root of genere, gignere, to beget, in pass., to be born, akin to Eng. kin. Related to Kin, Generate, Genre, Gentle, Genus.
1. A grammatical category in inflected languages governing the agreement between nouns and pronouns and adjectives; in some languages it is quite arbitrary but in Indo-European languages it is usually based on sex or animateness.
2. Biological sexual identity: male, female, asexual, etc.
3. That part of sexual identity that is determined by culture and surroundings; masculine or feminine behaviors.
In grammar, one of the categories into which nouns are divided in many languages, such as masculine, feminine, and neuter (as in Latin, German, and Russian), masculine and feminine (as in French, Italian, and Spanish), or animate and inanimate (as in some Native American languages).
(Homonym: Pole, poll).
1. A long (usually round) rod of wood or metal or plastic.
2. A long fiberglass implement used for pole vaulting.
3. One of the two ends of a magnet where the magnetism seems to be concentrated; SYN. magnetic pole.
4. One of two antipodal points where the Earth's axis of rotation intersects the Earth's surface.
5. One of two divergent or mutually exclusive opinions; or.
6. One of two points of intersection of the Earth's axis and the celestial sphere; SYN. celestial pole.
Unit of area equal to a square rod.
Either of the geographic north and south points of the axis about which the Earth rotates. The geographic poles differ from the magnetic poles, which are the points toward which a freely suspended magnetic needle will point.
In 1985 the magnetic north pole was some 350 km/218 mi nw of Resolute Bay, Northwest Territories, Canada. It moves northward about 10 km/6 mi each year, although it can vary in a day about 80 km/50 mi from its average position. It is relocated every decade in order to update navigational charts.
It is thought that periodic changes in the Earth's core cause a reversal of the magnetic poles (see polar reversal, magnetic field). Many animals, including migrating birds and fish, are believed to orient themselves partly using the Earth's magnetic field. A permanent scientific base collects data at the South Pole.
ETYM Latin sexus: cf. French sexe.
1. All of the feelings resulting from the urge to gratify sexual impulses; SYN. sexual urge.
2. Either of the two categories (male or female) into which most organisms are divided.
3. The properties that distinguish organisms on the basis of their reproductive roles; SYN. gender, sexuality.