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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Antarctic \Ant*arc"tic\, a. [OE. antartik, OF. antartique, F.
antarctique, L. antarcticus, fr. Gr. ?; 'anti` + 'a`rktos
bear. See Arctic.]
Opposite to the northern or arctic pole; relating to the
southern pole or to the region near it, and applied
especially to a circle, distant from the pole 23[deg]
28[min]. Thus we say the antarctic pole, circle, ocean,
region, current, etc.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
adj 1: at or near the south pole [syn: south-polar,
n 1: the region around the south pole: Antarctica and
surrounding waters [syn: Antarctic, Antarctic Zone,
South Frigid Zone]
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