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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The southern end of the earth's axis of rotation, a point in Antarctica.
  • noun The celestial zenith of this terrestrial point.
  • noun The southern end of the axis of rotation of a planet or other celestial body.
  • noun The south-seeking magnetic pole of a straight magnet.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • proper noun geography The southernmost point on Earth; that point in Antarctica where Earth's axis of rotation passes through Earth's surface.
  • proper noun geography Earth's magnetic south pole.
  • proper noun geography Earth's geomagnetic south pole.

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  • noun the southernmost point of the Earth's axis

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