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Definition of "circumpolar" [cir•cum•po•lar]

  • Located or found in one of the Polar Regions. (adjective)
  • Astronomy Denoting a star that from a given observer's latitude does not go below the horizon. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "circumpolar" in a sentence
  • "David Malone, the president of IDRC, talks about a proposed project to create a “university of the north”, connecting people in circumpolar regions."
  • "For one thing there has been a noticeable expansion of the green belt of dry high-altitude polar winds - the so-called circumpolar vortex - that sweep from west to east around the top and bottom of the world."
  • "For one thing there has been a noticeable expansion of the great belt of dry, high-altitude polar winds - the so-called circumpolar vortex-that sweep from west to east around the top and bottom of the world."