antarctic

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

Definition of antarctic

: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.

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Origin and Etymology of antarctic

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



ANTARCTIC Defined for English Language Learners

antarctic

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adjective

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 capitalized ant·arc·tic \ ant-ˈärk-tik , -ˈär-tik \

Definition of antarctic for Students

:of or relating to the south pole or to the region around it
  • antarctic explorers


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