from The Century Dictionary.

  • Opposite to the north or arctic pole; relating to the south pole or to the region near it: as, the antarctic pole, current, or ocean.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Opposite to the northern or arctic pole; relating to the southern pole or to the region near it, and applied especially to a circle, distant from the pole 23° 28′. Thus we say the antarctic pole, circle, ocean, region, current, etc.

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

  • adjective Alternative spelling of Antarctic.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the region around the south pole: Antarctica and surrounding waters
  • adjective at or near the south pole


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