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antarctic


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Antarctic  \Ant*arc"tic\,  a.  [OE.  antartik  OF  antartique  F. 
  antarctique  L.  antarcticus  fr  Gr  ?;  ?  +  ?  bear.  See 
  {Arctic}.] 
  Opposite  to  the  northern  or  arctic  pole;  relating  to  the 
  southern  pole  or  to  the  region  near  it  and  applied 
  especially  to  a  circle,  distant  from  the  pole  23[deg] 
  28[min].  Thus  we  say  the  antarctic  pole,  circle,  ocean, 
  region,  current,  etc 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  antarctic 
  adj  1:  of  or  relating  to  Antarctica 
  2:  at  or  near  the  south  pole  [syn:  {south-polar},  {Antarctic}] 
  n  :  the  region  around  the  south  pole:  Antarctica  and  surrounding 
  waters  [syn:  {Antarctic},  {Antarctic  Zone},  {South  Frigid 
  Zone}] 




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