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ARCTIC CIRCLE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Arctic Circle mean? 

ARCTIC CIRCLE (noun)
  The noun ARCTIC CIRCLE has 1 sense:

1. a line of latitude near but south of the north pole; it marks the northernmost point at which the sun is visible on the northern winter solstice and the southernmost point at which the midnight sun can be seen on the northern summer solstice

  Familiarity information: ARCTIC CIRCLE used as a noun is very rare.


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ARCTIC CIRCLE (noun)


Sense 1Arctic Circle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A line of latitude near but south of the north pole; it marks the northernmost point at which the sun is visible on the northern winter solstice and the southernmost point at which the midnight sun can be seen on the northern summer solstice

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Instance hypernyms:

polar circle (a line of latitude at the north or south poles)


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