Antarctic Continent

Antarctic Continent

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  • Antarctic continent — noun 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 • Syn: ↑Antarctica • Instance Hypernyms: ↑continent • Part… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Continent — Con ti*nent, n. [L. continens, prop., a holding together: cf. F. continent. See {Continent}, a.] 1. That which contains anything; a receptacle. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] The smaller continent which we call a pipkin. Bp. Kennet. [1913 Webster] 2. One… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Antarctic Circle — The Antarctic Circle is one of the five major circles (or parallels) of latitude that mark maps of the Earth. As of 2000, it lies at latitude 66° 33′ 39″ (or 66.56083°) south of the equator. The area south of the Antarctic Circle is known as the… …   Wikipedia

  • Antarctic regions — Antarctica and the southern waters of the Pacific, Atlantic, and Indian oceans (the term Antarctic Ocean is sometimes used, inappropriately). Much of the area is characterized by subpolar conditions; ice shelves and sea ice extend well beyond the …   Universalium

  • Antarctic Zone — noun the region around the south pole: Antarctica and surrounding waters • Syn: ↑Antarctic, ↑South Frigid Zone • Derivationally related forms: ↑Antarctic (for: ↑Antarctic) • Instance Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Antarctic ice sheet — The Antarctic ice sheet is one of the two polar ice caps of the Earth. It covers about 98% of the Antarctic continent and is the largest single mass of ice on Earth. It covers an area of almost 14 million square km and contains 30 million cubic… …   Wikipedia

  • Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition (ASOC) — The Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition (ASOC) [] is a global coalition of environmental non governmental organizations (NGOs) with more than 150 members in 40 countries worldwide. ASOC has worked since 1978 to ensure that… …   Wikipedia

  • Antarctic Peninsula — noun a large peninsula of Antarctica that extends some 1200 miles north toward South America; separates the Weddell Sea from the South Pacific • Syn: ↑Palmer Peninsula • Instance Hypernyms: ↑peninsula • Part Holonyms: ↑Antarctica, ↑Antarctic… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Antarctic Peninsula — map. Location o …   Wikipedia

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