North Pole


noun

Geography. the end of the earth's axis of rotation, marking the northernmost point on the earth.
Astronomy. the point at which the extended axis of the earth cuts the northern half of the celestial sphere, about 1° from the North Star; the north celestial pole.
(lowercase) the pole of a magnet that seeks the earth's north magnetic pole.
(lowercase) See under magnetic pole (def. 1).

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Origin of North Pole

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400
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British Dictionary definitions for North Pole

North Pole

noun

the northernmost point on the earth's axis, at a latitude of 90°N
Also called: north celestial pole astronomy the point of intersection of the earth's extended axis and the northern half of the celestial sphere, lying about 1° from Polaris
(usually not capitals) the pole of a freely suspended magnet, which is attracted to the earth's magnetic North Pole
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Scientific definitions for North Pole

North Pole

The northern end of the Earth's axis of rotation, located at 90° north latitude at a point in the Arctic Ocean. See more at axis.
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Cultural definitions for North Pole

North Pole

The northern end, or pole, of the Earth's axis (see also axis) (See Arctic and Arctic Ocean.)

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