antarctic

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adjective, often capitalized ant·arc·tic \(ˌ)ant-ˈärk-tik, -ˈär-tik\

Definition of antarctic

  1. :  of or relating to the south pole or to the region near it

Examples of antarctic in a sentence

  1. The group is involved in Antarctic exploration.

Origin and Etymology of antarctic

Middle English antartik, from Latin antarcticus, from Greek antarktikos, from anti- + arktikos arctic


First Known Use: 1594



ANTARCTIC Defined for English Language Learners

antarctic

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adjective, often capitalized ant·arc·tic \(ˌ)ant-ˈärk-tik, -ˈär-tik\

Definition of antarctic for English Language Learners

  • : of or relating to the South Pole or the region around it


ANTARCTIC Defined for Kids

antarctic

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adjective , often cap ant·arc·tic \ant-ˈärk-tik, -ˈär-tik\

Definition of antarctic for Students

  1. :  of or relating to the south pole or to the region around it <antarctic explorers>



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