polar circle


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polar circle

n.
1. The Arctic Circle.
2. The Antarctic Circle.

polar circle

n
(Physical Geography) a term for either the Arctic Circle, Antarctic Circle

po′lar cir′cle


n.
either the Arctic or the Antarctic Circle.
[1545–55]

polar circle

The Arctic Circle or the Antarctic Circle.
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Noun1.polar circle - a line of latitude at the north or south poles
line of latitude, parallel of latitude, parallel, latitude - an imaginary line around the Earth parallel to the equator
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polar circle

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References in classic literature ?
Now if we look at a globe, we shall see that under the Polar Circle there is almost continuous land from western Europe, through Siberia, to eastern America.
During the slowly decreasing warmth of the Pliocene period, as soon as the species in common, which inhabited the New and Old Worlds, migrated south of the Polar Circle, they must have been completely cut off from each other.
As on the land, so in the waters of the sea, a slow southern migration of a marine fauna, which during the Pliocene or even a somewhat earlier period, was nearly uniform along the continuous shores of the Polar Circle, will account, on the theory of modification, for many closely allied forms now living in areas completely sundered.
He showed me also, in one of his books, the figures of the sun, moon, and stars, the zodiac, the tropics, and polar circles, together with the denominations of many plains and solids.
Serbian Kat Lukovic, Raki Phillips from America and Danish girl Maria Elkaer participated in The Polar Circle Marathon - often referred to as "the coolest marathon on earth" that takes place in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland.
Part XV - Polish polar circle on horseback - 30 pcs.
What is more, what about some areas near the polar circle in which they experience a strange phenomenon called midnight sun.
The summers in Greenland are short, but the Polar Circle Marathon, is held around the community of Thule on the Greenland ice cap.
However, two experienced Dubai runners have added a different kind of extreme to the mix - freezing temperatures - as they gear up for one tough race this weekend, the legendary Polar Circle Marathon.
The duo are participating in The Polar Circle Marathon later this month, which takes place Kangerlussuaq, Greenland, where temperatures routinely drop to between -10 and -20[degrees]C.
For the first time, General Tours is also offering three packages that travel all the way to the Polar Circle or through the Weddell Sea.