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Meaning of Antarctica

Ant•arc•ti•ca

Pronunciation: (ant-ärk'ti-ku, -är'ti-), [key]
— n.
  1. the continent surrounding the South Pole: almost entirely covered by an ice sheet. ab. 5,000,000 sq. mi. (12,950,000 sq. km). Also called
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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