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When I started 'Case Histories,' the characters were all going to Antarctica on a cruise. The first part was called 'Embarkation.' It was supposed to be about everyone preparing to embark on the cruise, but it mushroomed into an entire book.
Kate Atkinson

Meaning of "Antarctica" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF ANTARCTICA

Antarctica  [æntˈɑːktɪkə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ANTARCTICA

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Antarctica is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES ANTARCTICA MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Antarctica

Antarctica is Earth's southernmost continent, containing the geographic South Pole. It is situated in the Antarctic region of the Southern Hemisphere, almost entirely south of the Antarctic Circle, and is surrounded by the Southern Ocean. At 14.0 million km2, it is the fifth-largest continent in area after Asia, Africa, North America, and South America. For comparison, Antarctica is nearly twice the size of Australia. About 98% of Antarctica is covered by ice that averages at least 1.9 kilometres in thickness, which extends to all but the northernmost reaches of the Antarctic Peninsula. Antarctica, on average, is the coldest, driest, and windiest continent, and has the highest average elevation of all the continents. Antarctica is considered a desert, with annual precipitation of only 200 mm along the coast and far less inland. The temperature in Antarctica has reached −89 °C. There are no permanent human residents, but anywhere from 1,000 to 5,000 people reside throughout the year at the research stations scattered across the continent.

Definition of Antarctica in the English dictionary

The definition of Antarctica in the dictionary is a continent around the South Pole: consists of an ice-covered plateau, 1800–3000 m above sea level, and mountain ranges rising to 4500 m with some volcanic peaks; average temperatures all below freezing and human settlement is confined to research stations. All political claims to the mainland are suspended under the Antarctic Treaty of 1959.

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deticker
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erotica
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exotica
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hepatica
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hieratica
ˌhaɪəˈrætɪkə
pigsticker
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politicker
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sciatica
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spitsticker
ˈspɪtˌstɪkə
sticker
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swastika
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ticca
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ticker
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urtica
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Utica
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viatica
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WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ANTARCTICA

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Synonyms and antonyms of Antarctica in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «Antarctica» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ANTARCTICA

Find out the translation of Antarctica to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of Antarctica from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «Antarctica» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

南极洲
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

la Antártida
570 millions of speakers

English

Antarctica
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अंटार्कटिका
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

القَارَة القُطْبِيَّة الـجَنوبِيَّة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Антарктида
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

continente Antártico
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

এন্টার্কটিকা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

Antarctique
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Antartika
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Antarktik
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

南極大陸
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

남극 대륙
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Antartika
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

châu Nam Cực
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அண்டார்டிகா
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अंटार्क्टिका
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Antarktika
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Antartide
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Antarktyda
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Антарктида
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Antarctica
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

Ανταρκτική
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Antarktika
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

Antarktis
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Antarktis
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of Antarctica

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ANTARCTICA»

The term «Antarctica» is very widely used and occupies the 11.837 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ANTARCTICA» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Antarctica

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10 QUOTES WITH «ANTARCTICA»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word Antarctica.
1
Ian Allison
Sea ice conditions have remained stable in Antarctica generally.
2
Kate Atkinson
When I started 'Case Histories,' the characters were all going to Antarctica on a cruise. The first part was called 'Embarkation.' It was supposed to be about everyone preparing to embark on the cruise, but it mushroomed into an entire book.
3
Nathan Deal
Consider this: I can go to Antarctica and get cash from an ATM without a glitch, but should I fall ill during my travels, a hospital there could not access my medical records or know what medications I am on.
4
Andrew Denton
If Antarctica were music it would be Mozart. Art, and it would be Michelangelo. Literature, and it would be Shakespeare. And yet it is something even greater; the only place on earth that is still as it should be. May we never tame it.
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Michael Dickinson
The genus Drosophila is one of the great success stories. There's hundreds of species within the genus. They're on every continent except Antarctica, they're in tropical rain forests, they're in deserts, they've evolved many exotic mating behaviors, and they're capable of incredibly long-distance flights.
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Mark Hoppus
Antarctica is otherworldly, like nothing I've ever seen before. Stark, cold, beautiful desolation.
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Dean Karnazes
Adventure books are my personal favorites. 'The Endurance,' a story about Ernest Shackleton's legendary Antarctica expedition, or 'Into Thin Air,' Jon Krakauer's personal account of the 1996 disaster on Mt Everest, are two notables.
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Jon Krakauer
The thing that is most beautiful about Antarctica for me is the light. It's like no other light on Earth, because the air is so free of impurities. You get drugged by it, like when you listen to one of your favorite songs. The light there is a mood-enhancing substance.
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Jon Krakauer
Antarctica has this mythic weight. It resides in the collective unconscious of so many people, and it makes this huge impact, just like outer space. It's like going to the moon.
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Jon Krakauer
I think part of the appeal of Antarctica is experiencing some sort of power, the forces of the natural world.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ANTARCTICA»

Discover the use of Antarctica in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Antarctica and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Empire Antarctica: Ice, Silence & Emperor Penguins
This is probably as close as most of us will ever get to experiencing a modern polar winter.
Gavin Francis, 2012
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Antarctica: A Biography
Explains the history of Antarctica, focusing on the explorers and sailors drawn to the continent, the scientific investigations that have taken place there, and the geopolitical implications of the landmass.
David Day, 2013
3
Surviving Antarctica
The wind and snow blow so hard, you can't see your hand in front of your face.
Andrea White, 2011
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Antarctica: An Intimate Portrait of a Mysterious Continent
A profile of Antarctica and its indigenous life traces the history of regional exploration and the science currently being conducted there while explaining how Antarctica reveals key insights into the planet's environmental future.
Gabrielle Walker, 2012
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Antarctica
Describes the landforms and animals found in Antarctica, explains what scientists do there, and tells what life is like for them.
Lucy Bowman, Nicola Butler, Josephine Thompson, 2007
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Swimming to Antarctica: Tales of a Long-Distance Swimmer
In this extraordinary book, the world’s most extraordinary distance swimmer writes about her emotional and spiritual need to swim and about the almost mystical act of swimming itself.
Lynne Cox, 2009
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Antarctica
This seven-book series is a user's guide to locating Earth's continents and the countries of the world.
Wendy Vierow, 2005
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Antarctica
Describes unique characteristics of the Antarctic continent including its landscapes, geology, weather and climate, coastlines, air and soil as well as its plants and animals.
April Pulley Sayre, 1998
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Terra Incognita: Travels in Antarctica
Terra Incognita is a meditation on the landscape, myths and history of one of the remotest parts of the globe, as well as an encounter with the international temporary residents of the region - living in close confinement despite the ...
Sara Wheeler, 2010
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Antarctica
An illustrated tour of the region's varied landscapes and wildlife traces the photographer's journey at the sides of celebrated explorers Yves Paccalet and Jacques Cousteau, in a volume that includes panoramic imagery of such subjects as ...
Yves Paccalet, Patrick de Wilde, 2005

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ANTARCTICA»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Antarctica is used in the context of the following news items.
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Artist delivers taste of Antarctica
For even the most seasoned global traveller, stepping foot on to the white wonderland of Antarctica remains a pipe dream. But not for artist ... «Sydney Morning Herald, Jul 15»
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Antarctica Advisors LLC acts as Advisor to East Coast Seafood and …
MIAMI, July 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Seafood Team of Antarctica Advisors LLC, a leading Food Industry-focused investment banking firm, acted as the ... «PR Newswire, Jul 15»
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Antarctica expedition cruise on Russian research ship Akadekik Ioffe …
IT'S an exciting moment. For many of us, coming to Antarctica has been a lifelong dream, and we are about to set foot on the continent for the ... «Herald Sun, Jul 15»
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Just Back From ... Antarctica
"We traveled to Antarctica via Argentina at the end of the 2015 austral summer with Walking Adventures International to add our fourth and fifth ... «St. Cloud Times, Jul 15»
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Cruise the Southern Ocean, Antarctica: penguins and seals on show
Look at a map of the Southern Ocean and South Georgia is a tiny cartographic speck near the bottom; the nearest land mass is Antarctica, ... «The Australian, Jul 15»
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India's Home For Scientists In Freezing Antarctica Is Stunningly …
28 years after setting up our first permanent research station in Antarctica, India set up the third such station, budgeted at 230 crore, in 2012. «Indiatimes.com, Jul 15»
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Climate Change in Antarctica's Desert Involves Breathing Microbes …
Soil organisms and microbes' respiration of carbon dioxide will affect Antarctica's desert, researchers say. (Photo : Wikimedia Commons). «Nature World News, Jul 15»
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It's cold outside: Two remarkable roundworm species from Antarctica
Roundworms are the most diverse and numerous representatives of high-latitude invertebrate fauna in Antarctica. Very well adapted to its ... «Phys.Org, Jul 15»
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John Kelly's en plein air in Antarctica
He completed 57 paintings while there which are now in a book called Beyond Woop Woop: John Kelly in Antarctica – a reference a to the ... «Daily Review, Jul 15»
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More Than Meets the Eye
Antarctica is so remote, NASA uses it as a laboratory to study the effects of isolation on humans in space. Space! But for plenty of nonhumans, ... «OnEarth Magazine, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Antarctica [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/antarctica>. Oct 2019 ».
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