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geographical name Ant·arc·ti·ca \-ˈärk-ti-kə, -ˈär-ti-\

Definition of Antarctica

  1. body of land around the S. Pole; a plateau covered by a great ice cap & mountain peaks area ab 5,500,000 square miles (14,300,000 square kilometers), divided into West Antarctica (including Antarctic Peninsula) &East Antarctica by Transantarctic Mountains

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