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æntˈɑrk tɪk, -ˈɑr tɪkAntarc·tic

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Antarctic, Antarctic Zone, South Frigid Zoneadjective

    the region around the south pole: Antarctica and surrounding waters

  2. south-polar, Antarcticadjective

    at or near the south pole

Wiktionary

  1. Antarcticadjective

    Southern.

    Etymology: From antarctique, from Latin antarcticus, from Greek ανταρκτικός (antarktikós), from ant- (from αντί, “opposite”) + άρκτος arktos “Great Bear” + -ikos.

  2. Antarcticadjective

    Of, from, or pertaining to Antarctica and the south polar regions.

    Etymology: From antarctique, from Latin antarcticus, from Greek ανταρκτικός (antarktikós), from ant- (from αντί, “opposite”) + άρκτος arktos “Great Bear” + -ikos.

  3. Antarcticadjective

    Opposite, contradictory.

    Etymology: From antarctique, from Latin antarcticus, from Greek ανταρκτικός (antarktikós), from ant- (from αντί, “opposite”) + άρκτος arktos “Great Bear” + -ikos.

  4. Antarcticnoun

    One of the major ecozones of the world, covering the south polar regions.

    Etymology: From antarctique, from Latin antarcticus, from Greek ανταρκτικός (antarktikós), from ant- (from αντί, “opposite”) + άρκτος arktos “Great Bear” + -ikos.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Antarcticadjective

    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¡ 28/. Thus we say the antarctic pole, circle, ocean, region, current, etc.

    Etymology: [OE. antartik, OF. antartique, F. antarctique, L. antarcticus, fr. Gr. ; 'anti` + 'a`rktos bear. See Arctic.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Antarctic

    ant-ärkt′ik, adj. opposite the Arctic: relating to the south pole or to south polar regions.—adj. Antarct′ical.—adv. Antarct′ically (obs.). [Gr. anti, opposite, and Arctic.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. antarctic

    Opposite to the Arctic--abbreviated from anti-arctic.

Editors Contribution

  1. antarctic

    A known location on planet earth.

    The Antarctic is a beautiful place on planet earth.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 15, 2020  

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Antarctic in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Antarctic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Antarctic in a Sentence

  1. Frida Bengtsson of Greenpeace:

    But from pollution and climate change to industrial krill fishing, humanity's footprint is clear, these results show that even the most remote habitats of the Antarctic are contaminated with microplastic waste and persistent hazardous chemicals.

  2. Ms Lynch:

    One of the ways in which this is good news is that other studies have shown this area (the eastern side of the Antarctic Peninsula) is likely to remain more stable under climate change than the western Antarctic Peninsula, so we end up with a large population of Adelie penguins in a region likely to remain suitable to them for some time.

  3. Nick Gales:

    There is always inherent risk in traveling to Antarctica. David was amongst the most experienced of the Antarctic pilots, at this stage, we anticipate repatriating David's body by air, possibly this weekend when a weather window opens up.

  4. Joellen Russell:

    I'm delighted, because those flux measurements from inside the Antarctic Circumpolar Current Current are absolutely essential, we don't have these measurements.

  5. Kiyoshi Ejima:

    This resource exists, there are minke whales down in the Antarctic that are of body weight of about 5,000 kilograms (11,000 lb) to 10,000 kg (22,000 lb).

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  • إنتاركتيكا قارةArabic
  • 南極Japanese
  • ಅಂಟಾರ್ಕ್ಟಿಕ್Kannada
  • அண்டார்டிக்Tamil

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