HyperDic: arctic_circle

English > 1 sense of the expression Arctic Circle:
NOUNlocationArctic Circlea line of latitude near but to the south of the north pole
English > Arctic Circle: 1 sense > noun 1, location
MeaningA line of latitude near but to the 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.
Instance ofpolar circleA line of latitude at the north or south poles
Spanishcírculo polar ártico
Catalancercle polar àrtic, Cercle polar àrtic
Adjectivessubarcticof or relating to latitudes / latitudes just south of the Arctic Circle

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