Definition for ANT-ARC'TIC

ANT-ARC'TIC, a. [Gr. αντι, against, and αρκτος, the bear, a northern constellation.]

Opposite to the northern or arctic pole; relating to the southern pole or to the region near it, and applied especially to a lesser circle, distant from the pole 23º 28'. Thus we say the antarctic pole, antarctic circle, or antarctic region. – Encyc.

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