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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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(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"
seeable, visible - capable of being seen; or open to easy view; "a visible object"; "visible stars"; "mountains visible in the distance"; "a visible change of expression"; "visible files"
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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One part of this lineage perhaps spread eastward circumpolarly into North America and Europe.