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Synonyms for pole

poles apart


  • at opposite extremes
  • incompatible
  • irreconcilable
  • worlds apart
  • miles apart
  • like chalk and cheese
  • like night and day
  • widely separated
  • completely different
  • at opposite ends of the earth

Words related to pole

a long (usually round) rod of wood or metal or plastic

a native or inhabitant of Poland

one of two divergent or mutually exclusive opinions

a square rod of land


one of two points of intersection of the Earth's axis and the celestial sphere

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one of two antipodal points where the Earth's axis of rotation intersects the Earth's surface

a contact on an electrical device (such as a battery) at which electric current enters or leaves

a long fiberglass sports implement used for pole vaulting

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one of the two ends of a magnet where the magnetism seems to be concentrated

propel with a pole


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support on poles

deoxidize molten metals by stirring them with a wooden pole

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8d) correspond to a reinforcement of the climatological poleward heat flux, which was shown to lead to a weakened polar vortex (Polvani and Waugh 2004; Dunn-Sigouin and Shaw 2015; Shaw et al.
They found that in the Northern Hemisphere, the storms are moving polewards at a rate of 53 kilometres per decade, and in the Southern Hemisphere, at a rate of 61 kilometres per decade.
Such trends could indicate a poleward shift in range for both species (MacLeod et al.
Scientists say climate change is already visible in sea-level rise, loss of alpine glaciers and snow cover, shrinking Arctic summer sea ice, thawing permafrost, poleward migration of animals and plants and an increase in intense tropical cyclone activity in the North Atlantic.
While the more poleward positioning of the high pressure cores does bring colder air northwards, it also pushes significantly warmer air deep into the temperate climate zone, even to the edges of the polar, frigid, airmass.
SOLRAD also revealed a poleward gain of solar radiative flux which could have facilitated the observed polar amplification of global warming.
It's the heating of the mid-latitudes that pushes the boundaries of the tropics poleward.
The response of two butterfly species to climatic variation at the edge of their range and the implications for poleward range shifts.
These range shifts have generally been poleward and upward (toward higher elevations) (Hickling et al.
Darwin speculated that species migration in response to climate change had proceeded in an orderly manner and that entire communities had shifted poleward together as a unit (Darwin, 1859).
However, the further poleward you live, dark skin preventing maternal vitamin D production becomes an increasingly significant risk (actor for schizophrenia.
In addition toy--or instead of--adjusting life cycle timing, some organisms have responded to warming temperatures by shifting their geographical ranges, often poleward or upward.
While these areas could experience more droughts, the expansion of the tropical zone into former subtropical regions could result in heavier rainfall and flooding, with a possible poleward shift in the paths of extra-tropical and tropical cyclones over the next 100 years.