Definition of antarctic
: of or relating to the south pole or to the region near it
Examples of antarctic in a Sentence
The group is involved in Antarctic exploration.
Recent Examples of antarctic from the Web
Just last month, researchers released an atlas of more than 200 images from the Arctic and Antarctic seafloor showing the tracks of ancient glaciers.
The heavy ship Polar Star conducts the annual Operation Deep Freeze resupply run to McMurdo Station, the largest U.S. Antarctic research base.
Piecing together about 1100 images, the mosaic shows the Antarctic continent in true-color, high-resolution, largely seamless detail, with only the only gap at the central South Pole region, NASA officials said.
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Origin and Etymology of antarctic
Middle English antartik, from Latin antarcticus, from Greek antarktikos, from anti- + arktikos arctic
First Known Use: 1594See Words from the same year
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Definition of antarctic for English Language Learners
: of or relating to the South Pole or the region around it
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Definition of antarctic for Students
: of or relating to the south pole or to the region around it antarctic explorers
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