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Dictionary entry overview: What does circumpolar mean?
• CIRCUMPOLAR (adjective)
The adjective CIRCUMPOLAR has 2 senses:
1. (of a celestial body) continually visible above the horizon during the entire 360 degrees of daily travel
2. located or found throughout a polar region
Familiarity information: CIRCUMPOLAR used as an adjective is rare.
Dictionary entry details
|Sense 1||circumpolar [BACK TO TOP]|
(of a celestial body) continually visible above the horizon during the entire 360 degrees of daily travel
a circumpolar star
|Sense 2||circumpolar [BACK TO TOP]|
Located or found throughout a polar region
polar (of or existing at or near a geographical pole or within the Arctic or Antarctic Circles)
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