Definition of Circumpolar

1. Adjective. (of a celestial body) continually visible above the horizon during the entire 360 degrees of daily travel. "A circumpolar star"

Similar to: Seeable, Visible



2. Adjective. Located or found throughout a polar region.
Similar to: Polar

Definition of Circumpolar

1. a. About the pole; -- applied to stars that revolve around the pole without setting; as, circumpolar stars.

Definition of Circumpolar

1. Adjective. Located or found throughout a polar region. ¹

2. Adjective. (context: astronomy) Of a celestial body, continually visible above the horizon during the entire 360 degrees of daily travel. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Circumpolar

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Circumpolar

circumnavigator
circumnavigators
circumnavigatory
circumnuclear
circumnutate
circumnutation
circumnutations
circumocular
circumoral
circumorbital
circumplanetary
circumpolar (current term)
circumpose
circumposition
circumpositions
circumprimary
circumpubertal
circumpulsar
circumradii
circumradius
circumrenal
circumrotate
circumrotation
circumsciss
circumscissile
circumscribable

Literary usage of Circumpolar

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1. Probability of Sea Level Rise by James G. Titus, Vijay K. Narayanan (1998)
"Southern Hemisphere circumpolar Ocean Warming. The draft expresses the equilibrium change in circumpolar ocean temperatures as P3 times the average ..."

2. A Manual of Spherical and Practical Astronomy: Embracing the General by William Chauvenet (1874)
"The instrument being brought near the vertical of a circumpolar star: 1st, ... If, however, the circumpolar star has passed all the threads by the time the ..."

3. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1876)
"(2) Spitzbergen Archipelago, with 50, of which 25 breed, while 18 of the 50 are circumpolar. (3) Franz Joseph Land, 28, 16, and possibly 18, of which breed, ..."

4. An Introduction to Practical Astronomy: With a Collection of Astronomical Tables by Elias Loomis (1860)
"By transits of a circumpolar star both above and below the pole. The best method of determining the latitude of a place, so as to be independent of the ..."

5. The Maturation of the Egg of the Mouse by Joseph Abraham Long, Edward Laurens Mark (1911)
"demonstrating the fibers and circumpolar bodies clearly. As a rule, the individual fibers and their attachment to the chromosomes are not easily ..."

6. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1892)
"His catalogue of 6317 circumpolar stars was in the printers' hands when he died. It was published in 1860 under the editorship of Mr. Main, and has proved ..."

7. Elementary Meteorology by William Morris Davis (1894)
"Origin of extra-tropical cyclones as eddies in the circumpolar winds of the terrestrial circulation. The only cause of this kind that has yet been ..."

8. Treatise on the Principal Mathematical Instruments Employed in Surveying by Frederick Walter Simms (1834)
"A third method, which admits of great accuracy, when instruments of large dimensions are employed, consists in bisecting a circumpolar star when at its ..."

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