Antarctic

[ ant-ahrk-tik, -ahr-tik ]
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adjective
  1. Sometimes antarctic . of, at, or near the South Pole.

noun
  1. the Antarctic, the continent of Antarctica along with the Southern Ocean.

Origin of Antarctic

1
First recorded in 1325–75; from Latin antarcticus, from Greek antarktikós; replacing Middle English antartik or directly from Middle French, from Medieval Latin antarticus; see ant-, Arctic

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British Dictionary definitions for Antarctic

Antarctic

/ (æntˈɑːktɪk) /


noun
  1. the Antarctic or Antarctic Zone Antarctica and the surrounding waters

adjective
  1. of or relating to the south polar regions

Origin of Antarctic

1
C14: via Latin from Greek antarktikos; see anti-, arctic

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Cultural definitions for Antarctic

Antarctic

The region around the South Pole, Antarctica, and the surrounding ocean.

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