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Arctic Circle

The parallel of latitude approximately 66°34′ north, the southern boundary of the North Frigid Zone, marking the approximate limit north of which the sun remains above the horizon all day on the summer solstice.
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Arctic Circle

n
(Physical Geography) the imaginary circle round the earth, parallel to the equator, at latitude 66° 32′ N; it marks the northernmost point at which the sun appears above the level of the horizon on the winter solstice
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Arc′tic Cir′cle


n.
an imaginary line drawn parallel to the equator, at 23°28~ S of the North Pole: between the North Frigid Zone and the North Temperate Zone.
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Arc·tic Circle

(ärk′tĭk)
The parallel of latitude approximately 66°33′ north. It forms the boundary between the North Temperate Zone and the North Frigid Zone.
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Arctic Circle

A line of latitude, approximately 66° north of the equator, north of which the Sun does not rise at least one day in winter or set at least one day in summer; the northern hemisphere’s equivalent of the Antarctic Circle.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Arctic Circle - a line of latitude near but to the south of the north poleArctic Circle - a 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
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Translations
severní polární kruh
den nordlige polarkreds
pohjoinen napapiiri
Arktički krug
Északi-sarkkör
北極圏
북극권
norra polcirkeln
เส้นอาร์กติกเซอร์เคิล
Vòng Bắc Cực

Arctic Circle

n
the Arctic Circle → le cercle arctique, le cercle polaire arctique
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

Arctic Circle

n the Arctic Circleil Circolo polare artico
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

Arctic Circle

الدَائِرَة القُطْبِيَّة الشِّمالِيَّة severní polární kruh den nordlige polarkreds nördlicher Polarkreis Αρκτικός Κύκλος círculo polar ártico pohjoinen napapiiri cercle polaire Arktički krug Circolo Polare Artico 北極圏 북극권 noordpoolcirkel polarsirkel koło podbiegunowe Círculo Ártico Северный полярный круг norra polcirkeln เส้นอาร์กติกเซอร์เคิล Kuzey Buzul Kuşağı Vòng Bắc Cực 北极圈
Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009
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