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1. Located or found in one of the Polar Regions.
2. Astronomy Denoting a star that from a given observer's latitude never sets below the horizon.
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1. (Astronomy) (of a star or constellation) visible above the horizon at all times at a specified locality on the earth's surface
2. (Physical Geography) surrounding or located at or near either of the earth's poles
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cir•cum•po•lar(ˌsɜr kəmˈpoʊ lər)
around or near a pole, as of the earth.
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|Adj.||1.||circumpolar - (of a celestial body) continually visible above the horizon during the entire 360 degrees of daily travel; "a circumpolar star"|
|2.||circumpolar - located or found throughout a polar region|
polar - of or existing at or near a geographical pole or within the Arctic or Antarctic Circles; "polar regions"
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