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Arctic vs. Polar

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Arcticadjective

alternative case form of Arctic

Polaradjective

Of or having a pole or polarity.

Arcticnoun

alternative case form of Arctic

Polaradjective

(geography) Of, relating to, measured from, or referred to a geographic pole (the North Pole or South Pole); within the Arctic or Antarctic circles.

Arcticadjective

Pertaining to, or situated under, the northern constellation called the Bear; northern; frigid; as, the arctic pole, circle, region, ocean; an arctic expedition, night, temperature.

Polaradjective

(space sciences) Of an orbit that passes over, or near, one of these poles.

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Arcticnoun

The arctic circle.

Polaradjective

(chemistry) Having a dipole; ionic.

Arcticnoun

A warm waterproof overshoe.

Polaradjective

(mathematics) Of a coordinate system, specifying the location of a point in a plane by using a radius and an angle.

Arcticnoun

the regions north of the Arctic Circle centered on the North Pole

Polaradjective

Having but two possible answers, yes and no.

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Arcticnoun

a waterproof overshoe that protects shoes from water or snow

Polarnoun

(geometry) The line joining the points of contact of tangents drawn to meet a curve from a point called the pole of the line.

Arcticadjective

at or near the north pole

Polaradjective

Of or pertaining to one of the poles of the earth, or of a sphere; situated near, or proceeding from, one of the poles; as, polar regions; polar seas; polar winds.

Arcticadjective

of or relating to the Arctic;

‘Arctic circle’;

Polaradjective

Of or pertaining to the magnetic pole, or to the point to which the magnetic needle is directed.

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Arcticadjective

extremely cold;

‘an arctic climate’; ‘a frigid day’; ‘gelid waters of the North Atlantic’; ‘glacial winds’; ‘icy hands’; ‘polar weather’;

Polaradjective

Pertaining to, reckoned from, or having a common radiating point; as, polar coördinates.

Arcticadjective

relating to the regions around the North Pole

‘an Arctic explorer’;

Polarnoun

The right line drawn through the two points of contact of the two tangents drawn from a given point to a given conic section. The given point is called the pole of the line. If the given point lies within the curve so that the two tangents become imaginary, there is still a real polar line which does not meet the curve, but which possesses other properties of the polar. Thus the focus and directrix are pole and polar. There are also poles and polar curves to curves of higher degree than the second, and poles and polar planes to surfaces of the second degree.

Arcticadjective

(of animals or plants) living or growing in the region around the North Pole

‘Arctic plants’;

Polaradjective

having a pair of equal and opposite charges

Arcticadjective

(of weather conditions) very cold

‘February brought arctic conditions’; ‘the arctic weather of 1981’;

Polaradjective

characterized by opposite extremes; completely opposed;

‘in diametric contradiction to his claims’; ‘diametrical (or opposite) points of view’; ‘opposite meanings’; ‘extreme and indefensible polar positions’;

Arcticnoun

the regions around the North Pole.

Polaradjective

located at or near or coming from the earth's poles;

‘polar diameter’; ‘polar zone’; ‘a polar air mass’; ‘Antarctica is the only polar continent’;

Arcticnoun

a thick waterproof overshoe extending to the ankle or above.

Polaradjective

of or existing at or near a geographical pole or within the Arctic or Antarctic Circles;

‘polar regions’;

Arcticnoun

a drab-coloured hairy butterfly of the arctic and subarctic regions of the New World.

Polaradjective

extremely cold;

‘an arctic climate’; ‘a frigid day’; ‘gelid waters of the North Atlantic’; ‘glacial winds’; ‘icy hands’; ‘polar weather’;

Arctic

The Arctic ( or ) is a polar region located at the northernmost part of Earth. The Arctic consists of the Arctic Ocean, adjacent seas, and parts of Alaska (United States), Canada, Finland, Greenland (Denmark), Iceland, Norway, Russia, and Sweden.

Polaradjective

being of crucial importance;

‘a pivotal event’; ‘Its pivotal location has also exposed it to periodic invasions’; ‘the polar events of this study’; ‘a polar principal’;

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