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South Pole

South Pole

n.
1.
a. The southern end of the earth's axis of rotation, a point in Antarctica.
b. The celestial zenith of this terrestrial point.
c. south pole The southern end of the axis of rotation of a planet or other celestial body.
2. south pole The south-seeking magnetic pole of a straight magnet.

South Pole

n
1. (Placename) the southernmost point on the earth's axis, at the latitude of 90°S
2. (Astronomy) astronomy the point of intersection, in the constellation Octans, of the earth's extended axis and the southern half of the celestial sphere
3. (General Physics) (usually not capitals) the south-seeking pole of a freely suspended magnet

South′ Pole′


n.
1. the southern end of the earth's axis, the southernmost point on earth.
2. the point at which the axis of the earth extended cuts the southern half of the celestial sphere; the south celestial pole.
3. (l.c.) See under magnetic pole (def. 1).
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South Pole

South Pole

(south)
The southern end of the Earth's axis of rotation, a point in Antarctica.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.South Pole - the southernmost point of the Earth's axisSouth Pole - the southernmost point of the Earth's axis
Antarctic continent, Antarctica - an extremely cold continent at the south pole almost entirely below the Antarctic Circle; covered by an ice cap up to 13,000 feet deep; "Antarctica is twice the size of Australia"
Translations
jižní pól
Sydpolen
etelänapa
Južni pol
南極
남극
Sydpolen
ขั้วโลกใต้
Nam cực

South Pole

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South Pole

الْقُطْبُ الْـجَنُوبِيّ jižní pól Sydpolen Südpol Νότιος Πόλος Polo Sur etelänapa pôle sud Južni pol Polo Sud 南極 남극 Zuidpool Sydpolen biegun południowy Pólo Sul Южный полюс Sydpolen ขั้วโลกใต้ Güney Kutbu Nam cực 南极
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The north terrestrial pole is the fixed point that, along with the South Terrestrial Pole, forms the axis on which the Earth spins.

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