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an ocean N of North America, Asia, and the Arctic Circle. About 5,540,000 sq. mi. (14,350,000 sq. km).

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British Dictionary definitions for Arctic Ocean

Arctic Ocean

noun

the ocean surrounding the North Pole, north of the Arctic Circle. Area: about 14 100 000 sq km (5 440 000 sq miles)
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Cultural definitions for Arctic Ocean

Arctic Ocean

The cold, ice-covered waters surrounding the North Pole, located entirely within the Arctic Circle. It contains the northernmost islands of Canada, Norway, and Russia.

notes for Arctic Ocean

Most of the Arctic Ocean is covered by solid ice, ice floes, and icebergs.
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