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noun
an imaginary line drawn parallel to the equator, at 23°28prime; S of the North Pole: between the North Frigid Zone and the North Temperate Zone.
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British Dictionary definitions for Arctic Circle

Arctic Circle

noun
the imaginary circle round the earth, parallel to the equator, at latitude 66° 32′ N; it marks the northernmost point at which the sun appears above the level of the horizon on the winter solstice
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Scientific definitions for Arctic Circle

Arctic Circle
[ ärktĭk ]

The parallel of latitude approximately 66°33′ north. It forms the boundary between the North Temperate and North Frigid zones.
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Cultural definitions for Arctic Circle

Arctic Circle

Imaginary circle around the Earth about three-quarters of the way from the equator to the North Pole. North of this line is the “Land of the Midnight Sun,” where the sun never sets on the summer solstice.

notes for Arctic Circle

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