Antarctica

geographical name
Ant·​arc·​ti·​ca | \ ˌant-ˈärk-ti-kə How to pronounce Antarctica (audio) , -ˈär-ti- \

Definition of Antarctica

continent around the South Pole; a plateau covered by a great ice cap and mountain peaks area about 5,500,000 square miles (14,300,000 square kilometers)

Note: Antarctica is divided by the Transantarctic Mountains into West Antarctica (which includes the Antarctic Peninsula) and East Antarctica .

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“Antarctica.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Antarctica. Accessed 16 May. 2021.

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