Antarctic Circle


noun

an imaginary line drawn parallel to the equator, at 23° 28prime; N of the South Pole: between the South Frigid Zone and the South Temperate Zone.
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British Dictionary definitions for antarctic circle

Antarctic Circle

noun

the imaginary circle around the earth, parallel to the equator, at latitude 66° 32′ S; it marks the southernmost point at which the sun appears above the level of the horizon at the winter solstice

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Science definitions for antarctic circle

Antarctic Circle

[ ănt-ärktĭk ]

The parallel of latitude approximately 66°33′ south. It forms the boundary between the South Temperate and South Frigid zones.

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Culture definitions for antarctic circle

Antarctic Circle

An imaginary circle around the Earth about three-quarters of the way from the equator to the South Pole.


Note

The Antarctic Circle corresponds to the Arctic Circle in the Northern Hemisphere.
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