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CIRCUMPOLAR

 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 


CIRCUMPOLAR (adjective)


Sense 1circumpolar [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(of a celestial body) continually visible above the horizon during the entire 360 degrees of daily travel

Context example:

a circumpolar star

Similar:

seeable; visible (capable of being seen; or open to easy view)


Sense 2circumpolar [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Located or found throughout a polar region

Similar:

polar (of or existing at or near a geographical pole or within the Arctic or Antarctic Circles)


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