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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Located or found in one of the Polar Regions.
  • adj. Astronomy Denoting a star that from a given observer's latitude does not go below the horizon.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Located or found throughout a polar region.
  • adj. Of a celestial body, continually visible above the horizon during the entire 360 degrees of daily travel.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. About the pole; -- applied to stars that revolve around the pole without setting.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Surrounding one of the poles of the earth or of the heavens: as, a circumpolar sea; circumpolar stars.

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

  • adj. (of a celestial body) continually visible above the horizon during the entire 360 degrees of daily travel
  • adj. located or found throughout a polar region

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