Definition:Arctic

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Etymology

From Arctic < Ancient Greek ἀρκτικός (arktikos) "of the bear, northern", a reference to the northerly constellation Ursa Major < ἄρκτος (arktos) "bear".

Pronunciation

  • () /ˈɑːktɪk/
  • () /ˈɑɹktɪk/
  • arc

Adjective

  1. Being extremely cold, snowy, or having other properties of extreme winter associated with the Arctic.
    The food was kept very fresh by the arctic temperature setting of the freezer.

Derived terms

  • arctic circle

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