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

  • adjective Located or found in one of the Polar Regions.
  • adjective Astronomy Denoting a star that from a given observer's latitude never sets below the horizon.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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